"I’m just thrilled out of my mind! I cried like a baby and that it's a girl … I just think that she's up to it," Kaling's costar Beth Grant told Us. "I just think that she's ready and I'm very happy for her because I have a daughter that's turning 25, and it's just the greatest thing in the world!”
Actor Ed Weeks weighed in, also telling Us: “We were so thrilled for her... The show started as a tribute to her mother, who very sadly passed away just as the show is being picked up, and it ends with her having a daughter of her own. ... It’s a lot a lot. When she reminded us all of that, we all cried in the final table read. I mean Jesus, life! It makes some very interesting and beautiful patterns sometimes.” Definitely a poignant way for things to play out...
He went on to explain that Kaling told the stars of the Hulu series early on. "She kind of just took us aside on set, weirdly in the open office area where we film most of our scenes. She said, 'Guys, I just want you to know I’m pregnant. I haven’t told anybody.' .... I’m sure she’ll do that amazing as she does everything else,” the actor added to Us. “She’s already created a show, how hard can it be to create some lungs and liver and stuff, kidneys?” Funny.
Meanwhile, Grant went on to sing Kaling's praises as a woman -- and mom-to-be. "When my daughter graduated Julliard, [Kaling] took her to lunch and sent her flowers and gave her a gift and gave her a little costar role on the show this season. I think she's mentored a lot of young women and a lot of her former assistants are writing now," she said. "She's really good about giving young women opportunities and mentoring young women, so I think it's a natural thing for her to be a mom.”
Love it! Couldn't be more excited for Kaling and her beautiful next chapter!