“I am not waiting,” she said. “I’m having a girl.”
Kaling, 38, also took a moment to address the fact that it was none other than Oprah Winfrey who confirmed the baby news. (Winfrey, 63, previously told PEOPLE that she was standing in the film’s press line at Disney’s D23 expo in July when her castmate told her that she’s expecting.)
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“She did announce it,” said Kaling with a laugh. “I had told Oprah and Reese on a movie we’re working on, A Wrinkle in Time, and she announced it at press — she was very excited.”
“If anyone is going to announce big news about your private life, Oprah Winfrey is the person,” said Kaling. “You can’t complain that much about it. And you also can’t be like, ‘Hey, Oprah, zip it’ — because she’s almost like a religious figure. So if there’s one person I have to tell my daughter about that revealed her existence to the world, Oprah is pretty good.”
“I think I learned a long time ago that it’s probably not a good idea to reprimand Oprah,” she added. “There are worse things!”
Kaling also joked about how being “very, very pregnant” has given her a newfound love for sitting down.
“I’ve had a pretty great time of it so far,” she said of her …read more