"Right now, I just feel so anxious," Kaling reflected. "But, I'd like to be the fun mom. I know I'm gonna be the dorky mom. So, if I could be kind of fun, too, I think that would be nice."
Kaling, 36, also opened up about her close relationship with her mother, Swati Roysircar, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012, and how she hopes to mirror that connection with her own daughter.
"My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us," Kaling said, referring to her and her brother, Vijay. "[She] just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did."