Being a part of the star-studdedcast is a big deal, but still had one more wish: for her character to contribute meaningfully to the movie’s fictional heist.
The comedian is out promoting the female-led Ocean’s trilogy spinoff, and she appeared as a guest on the June 4 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” While chatting with host, she opened up how all the characters have special skills and she feared her character would only be bitten by a dog or fall down stairs as a distraction. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case; she revealed that her character, Amita, contributes by being “good at jewelry.”
DeGeneres understandably was a little confused by that answer, leading Kaling to clarify that her character is a jeweler.
“I see,” DeGeneres responded. That comes in handy when you’re doing a heist?”
“I’m not making it sound great,” Kaling said, laughing at DeGeneres’s question, “but it was helpful. I promise it’s helpful.”
Beyond shedding light on Kaling’s character, the interview also covered a variety of other topics. The actress talked about her pregnancy, motherhood, and even how she got her daughter to stop fussing during a visit to Oprah’s house. Watch below.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs weekdays, and “Ocean’s 8” is due to hit theaters June 8.