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How Mindy Kaling Hid Her Pregnancy From Ocean's 8 Costars

The Hilarious "Web of Lies" Mindy Kaling Spun to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Ocean's 8 Cast

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04:  Actress Mindy Kaling attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Mindy Kaling might be bad at hiding a secret. While out to dinner with the Ocean's 8 cast — that's Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, and Awkwafina — the very famous bunch began insisting she order a cocktail. The only problem? Mindy was two weeks pregnant.

During a recent interview with The New York Times, Mindy shared the funny anecdote with Sandra. "I remember we went to dinner once when I was two weeks pregnant and I couldn't tell anybody," Mindy said. After claiming it was due to superstition, Sandra replied, "It's not superstitious! You just don't mention it until you're the first trimester in."

So what did Mindy do? She lied and said she was on antibiotics. Sandra said, "Paulson and I kept trying to get you to order a cocktail, and you're like, 'I'm on strict antibiotics.' And we're like 'What kind of antibiotic is that?' After being challenged by her costars, Mindy then switched up her story on the spot and said they were actually antipsychotics. "I had to spin a web of lies," she said. "I just wish I had been able to actually drink with them." Same here, Mindy, same here.

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