The Mindy Project star, 38, said she wanted to know the baby’s gender “way early.”
“I am not waiting,” she said. “I’m having a girl.”
The funnylady went on to talk about Oprah Winfrey confirming her baby news.
“She did announce it,” said Kaling with a laugh. “I had told Oprah and Reese [Witherspoon] on a movie we’re working on, A Wrinkle in Time, and she announced it at press — she was very excited.”
She added: “If anyone is going to announce big news about your private life, Oprah Winfrey is the person. 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. There are worse things!”
The mom-to-be joked about being “very, very pregnant.”
“I’ve had a pretty great time of it so far,” she said of her first pregnancy. “But I think I took a lot for granted before this, now that I’m my current situation — like, sitting. I’m obsessed with sitting. And even when I was standing back there I was looking at this chair and I was like: ‘Can’t wait to sit in that chair. That beautiful comfy chair.’ ”
She added: “Getting up is going to be challenging. Counting on you to hoist me out of this chair.”