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Monsters At Work: Mindy Kaling Says She Made All Her Recordings While Heavily Pregnant

Monsters At Work: Mindy Kaling Says She Made All Her Recordings While Heavily Pregnant

Mindy plays Val Little in the new Monsters series.

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

Mindy Kaling has revealed she produced all the recordings for her new series, Monsters at Work while heavily pregnant with her second child.

Speaking to Tyla ahead of the new Monsters Inc. spin-off - which dropped on Disney+ this week - Mindy, 42, spoke about the joy of being able to watch the show with her three-year-old daughter, Katherine.

She said: "I love that I can watch this with my daughter. She's three now. So we watch the first two Monsters Inc.

"Having spent the whole year in quarantine and having stared at every single door in my house, we're now in this world where the door of your bedroom could lead to this amazing place. It's so wonderful."

Mindy went on to reveal that she actually managed to make all the voice recordings for her character Val, while heavily pregnant.

Mindy welcomed her second child, a baby boy names Spencer, in September last year, revealing the news a month later on on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

"I did all my recordings when I was six to nine months pregnant, and they made it so easy for me. It was really wonderful."

Mindy plays Val Little, a mechanic at Monsters Incorporated who she describes as 'enthusiastic, earnest and pure'.

"I just love Val. She's so enthusiastic and earnest and pure, and I normally play sociopaths, so that's really nice," said Mindy.

"And I love visually how how cute she is. I think her colour palette is great. I love the pinks and the oranges and it matches her personality, which is really upbeat."

Mindy plays Val Little (

The series dropped on Disney+ earlier this week and takes place the day after the Monsters Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis.

It focuses on Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman) an eager young monster who graduated to the top of his class at Monsters University. Tylor always dreamed of becoming a Scarer - but then he ends up bagging a job at Monsters, Incorporated and learns about Mike and Sulley's discovery about laughter.

"After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester," Disney explain.

And Val is actually Tylor's best friend from when they were at university together.

Val is actually Tylor's best friend from when they were at university together (

Other new cast members include Henry Winkler as Fritz, Lucas Neff as Duncan and Alanna Ubach as Cutter. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski and James P 'Sulley' Sullivan.

However, viewers may be sad to learn that Boo is not making an appearance in Monsters at Work. Sob.

Speaking about the character, executive producer Bobs Gannaway explained: "Just to be very clear, Boo does not make an appearance in the series. I'll leave it at that.

"Pete Docter [Monsters Inc. director] and I had a nice discussion about Boo and we both agreed the relationship between Boo and Sulley is so precious and so wonderful that we want to leave it to the world to have their own interpretation of how that relationship continued and not define it.

"And that's very important to Pete and also us. So it's not that we don't love Boo and don't want to see her again, but that relationship is so precious, we want to leave it, let the world have that."

You can catch Monsters at Work on Disney+ now with new episodes every Wednesday.

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