Busy Philipps wasted no time in asking Mindy Kaling about her friendship with Oprah Winfrey as she kicked off her brand new E! talk show “Busy Tonight” on Sunday.
Philipps, 39, admitted she wanted to chat to her pal Kaling, also 39, about something “serious,” before launching into a question about how she was amazed that someone she knew was close to the beloved star.
Kaling, who has a 9-month-old daughter called Katherine, then replied, “I’m not like Gayle [King] close with Oprah, but I would say we’re friends.”
The actress continued, “I have her phone number, when I was in labour with my baby she texted me about, something about like her magazine.
“I remember, I am literally in labour, and I was like ‘Oh, of course, anything.’ I’m in Cedars-Sinai, I’m there, hooked up to the thing, I didn’t even tell her I was like busy or in labour because I was like, ‘Anything you want, of course!’”
Philipps then insisted Kaling had given Winfrey the correct answer.
Kaling’s appearance also saw her joke, when asked about her daughter: “My daughter is great, my publicist told me to say that my daughter is great, I love her.”