Mindy Kal­ing

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The Mindy Project star and cre­ator fol­lows her movie role in A Wrin­kle in Time with Ocean’s 8 (June 8), which co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Ri­hanna and He­lena Bon­ham Carter, among oth­ers. Kal­ing, 38, plays Amita, a jew­eler who is re­cruited by Deb­bie Ocean (Bullock) for a brazen heist at the glitzy Met Gala at New York’s Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art.

What leads Amita into a life of crime?

She lives with her mom; her older sis­ter got mar­ried and is the ap­ple of the fam­ily’s eye, and Amita’s mom is on her case all the time!

Have you ever been to the Met Gala?

I have. I love fash­ion. But I feel like it’s very mys­te­ri­ous to the pub­lic. This movie gives you an eye into what ac­tu­ally hap­pens.

This is your sec­ond movie (af­ter A Wrin­kle in Time) with a mostly fe­male cast. What was that like?

I don’t re­mem­ber what it’s like to act with men any­more! Be­tween Reese [Wither­spoon], Oprah [Win­frey], Sandra [Bullock], Cate Blanchett, Ri­hanna and He­lena Bon­ham Carter, I’ve made my en­tire movie ca­reer with­out act­ing with men. Act­ing with pow­er­ful Os­car-win­ning ac­tresses is a very fun gig.

You’re a new mom. How’s that go­ing?

My daugh­ter [Kather­ine, nearly 6 months old] is still so lit­tle. Ev­ery three hours in the mid­dle of night, she wakes up. If she’s hun­gry, I’m out of bed feed­ing her. There’s no style to my par­ent­ing right now. It’s just keep­ing her happy.

What great ad­vice did Oprah give her? Go to Pa­rade.com/kal­ing to find out.

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