ET's Cameron Mathison caught up with the stars on the red carpet at Disney's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center
on Saturday, where they dished on the fun, meaningful conversations they shared while spending hours together getting ready for their roles.
"We had a lot of major conversations in the hair and makeup room every morning. It was great camaraderie from the very first day," Winfrey shared. "Reese was head DJ, down at the end chair, playing music that I hadn't heard since 1945. Who knew that she had all this soul sister in her? Al Green [was] rocking us out and so were a whole lot of people."
"It was an incredible experience, just to be with each other and to share in this sort of newfound adventure," she added.
"The two of them are known for their generosity, but it's not just generosity of things -- they want to share physically with you. Their favorite English muffins, their favorite music, their favorite makeup brands, but also with advice and life experience," Kaling recalled. "You just come in every day and learn something incredible."
In A Wrinkle in Time
, Winfrey, Kaling and Witherspoon star as a trio of eccentric celestial beings who accompany a young girl named Meg (Storm Reid) on a magical, fantastical journey to locate her missing scientist father (Chris Pine
For some of the film, production took place in New Zealand and Witherspoon said the group made the most of their time
-- thanks to her meticulously-planned schedules.
"[I said], 'You guys, we're gonna wake up at 5, and then at 7 we're gonna hike, and at 9 o'clock we are going to a vineyard," the Big Little Lies star recounted.
"'Then we'll go to a yoga place and then we're gonna take a helicopter,'" Winfrey added, laughing. The media mogul said their goal was to "squeeze the juice out of this orange every minute."
A Wrinkle in Time
-- penned by Wreck-It Ralph
screenwriter Jennifer Lee and helmed by Selma
director Ava DuVernay -- flies into theaters March 9, 2018. Check out the epic first trailer