The fourth and final season of Netflix's Never Have I Ever premiered on Thursday, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan couldn't have been happier more.
In the new season of Mindy Kaling's coming-of-age comedy, which finds the titular heroine approaching her senior year of high school, the 21-year-old actress gets ready to say goodbye to Devi Vishwakumar. Before leaving Sherman Oaks High, she and her friends must, however, tie up a few loose ends, including the fallout from Devi and Ben's "one free boink."
Ramakrishnan and her castmates finished filming almost a year ago in August 2022, despite the fact that season 4 of the show is only a few days away from its Netflix premiere. When it comes to concluding this chapter in her life, the Canadian actress, who made her film debut with Never Have I Ever, is "over the bittersweet" feelings. "[It's] just nothing but sweet," Ramakrishnan exclusively said to ET's Denny Directo on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere.
After an open casting call, Ramakrishnan notably got the part, and she acknowledged her family, who were present at the premiere, for being her "support system."
"They're the reason why I can do the job that I do and do as well as I do," she praised. "So it's amazing to have them [here]. They're not people that like to be in the limelight. We're not like a celebrity family. We're not that, but I really appreciate all the things that they sacrifice, even including taking that photo with me," referring to their sweet family snapshot on the red carpet. "That's a great gift on their behalf."
Co-creator/executive producers Kaling and Lang Fisher were absent to join Ramakrishnan and the Never Have I Ever family in celebrating due to the ongoing writers' strike. In advance of the debut, Kaling said a few kind words on Instagram.
"I love you, my Never Have I Ever cast and crew. Send me tons of texts and pics from the premiere. And to the fans around the world -- enjoy the new season. We could only make this show because of you!" Kaling wrote. "Lang and I are so grateful to everyone who watched the show! Never Have I Ever… loved a creative experience more than this."