Kaling recalled that she and her daughter, Katherine Swati, were invited to Winfrey's house for a screening of A Wrinkle in Time, in which Kaling and Winfrey both co-starred.
Kaling described Winfrey's house as "the nicest home in America," and said she was worried she would be the only person "bringing a screaming baby into Oprah's...cathedral of beauty and art."
What happened next pretty much summed up how most of us would act if we were invited to a movie screening at Oprah's house. "We walked into the door, and her eyes went wide, and she stopped crying. She knew she was in Oprah's house," Kaling said "And then she was just coyly smiling and being adorable for the next four hours."
Kaling and DeGeneres then discussed Kaling's 39th birthday, which is on June 24. Kaling said she isn't a fan of any age with a nine at the end of it.
"There's something about a '9' that is hard to handle. Like, I'd rather be 40 for two years straight than 39," she told DeGeneres. "I feel like when people ask your age and you say 39, you feel like clinging to your 30s in this really lame way."
Toward the end of the interview, Kaling snapped a fun selfie with DeGeneres to commemorate her appearance on the show.
Kaling sent the picture to her co-stars in the upcoming film Oceans 8, the cast of which includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter and Sarah Paulson. Oceans 8 premieres nationwide on June 8.