The Paley Center For Media's 11th Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Los Angeles - The CWAs Mindy Project" co-stars are heaping praise on the mom-to-be -- and spilling the beans about the gender of her baby.

In an interview with Us Weekly at a PaleyFest Fall TV Preview event last week, "The Mindy Project" cast members Beth Grant (who plays quirky receptionist Beverly) and Ed Weeks (who plays finicky Dr. Jeremy Reed) shared their excitement over Kaling's impending bundle of joy. And the pair also revealed that the star is expecting a little girl.

"I'm just thrilled out of my mind!" Grant told Us. "I cried like a baby and that it's a girl ... I just think that she's up to it. I just think that she's ready and I'm very happy for her because I have a daughter that's turning 25 and it's just the greatest thing in the world!"

"We were so thrilled for her," Weeks added. "The show started as a tribute to her mother, who very sadly passed away just as the show is being picked up, and it ends with her having a daughter of her own. ... When she reminded us all of that, we all cried in the final table read."

According to Grant, Kaling's penchant for mentoring young women makes her a perfect fit for motherhood. And Weeks thinks the actress-writer-producer's professional experience will also translate into parental success.

"I'm sure she'll do that amazing as she does everything else," Weeks told Us. "She's already created a show, how hard can it be to create some lungs and liver and stuff, kidneys?"

The sixth and final season of "The Mindy Project" -- which features a cameo from Kaling's "Wrinkle in Time" costar Reese Witherspoon -- premieres on Hulu on September 12.

[via: Us Weekly]