"I want you to text and let them know you're here with me and see who gets back with you and what they say," Ellen told Mindy.
"OK, I'm just doing it," Mindy marveled at herself as she typed. "Whatever you want me to do, I will."
A little later in the segment, Ellen had Mindy check up on the conversation where her hopes were immediately dashed to find out that Rihanna had not chimed in. Akwafina had, though, with an "OMFG," while Paulson sent back some of Ellen's custom emojis.
Mindy had suggested Ellen could join them for "Ocean's 9," but Hathaway shot that down. "Wait, not Oprah?" she sent back.
It is possible, though, as Mindy and Oprah have remained friends since "Wrinkle." Kaling shared her fears when she brought her newborn baby to Oprah's house a few months back. "Am I going to be the person who brings a screaming baby into Oprah's cathedral of beauty and art?" she said of her "fussy" baby that day.
"The minute we went in, I was like, 'Katherine, please, you have no idea how high the stakes are right now,'" Kaling recalled. "We walked in through the door and her eyes went wide and she stopped crying like she knew she was at Oprah's house."
Even infants know who Oprah is. You can check out that story, as well as Mindy's struggles to stop eating like a pregnant woman having cravings now that her baby is outside of her body, in the video below.
"Ocean's 8," starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter hits theaters this Friday, June 8.