For Mindy Kaling, pulling off a con in upcoming heist film Ocean’s 8 wasn’t a tall order — because she was already expertly conning her costars at the time. Kaling and Sandra Bullock recently talked Ocean’s 8 with The New York Times, and the conversation turned to bonding off-set.
Kaling confessed, “We went to dinner once when I was two weeks pregnant and I couldn’t tell anybody.”
Bullock pointed out that Kaling told the gang she was on antibiotics and couldn’t drink alcohol. Slick, Mindy.
“[Sarah] Paulson and I kept trying to get you to order a cocktail,” Bullock reminisced, “and you’re like, ‘I’m on strict antibiotics.’ And we’re like ‘What kind of antibiotic is that?’”
The story got a little out of hand at that point. “Then, I said they were antipsychotics,” Kaling revealed in a hilarious anecdote that sounds like a plotline straight out of The Mindy Project. “I had to spin a web of lies. I just wish I had been able to actually drink with them.”
No wonder. Who wouldn’t want to belly up to the bar with Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter??
Kaling delivered a baby girl, Katherine Swati, in December 2017. And apparently, motherhood was worth missing out on those cocktails with the Ocean’s 8 cast; Kaling spoke to Hoda Kotb recently on Today about loving it.
“She’s so great,” Kaling said of Katherine. “I just love being a mom. It’s just incredible. She bleeds over into all parts of my life. Sometimes I find myself staring at my phone at a photo of her in a meeting. I’m just looking lovingly at a photo and everyone’s like, ‘What are you doing?’ I don’t know… it’s a great feeling.”
Almost as great a feeling as doing body shots with Sandra Bullock, we’re sure.