Mindy Kaling on Her Late Mother's Divine Intervention with The Mindy Project

In a "strange" coincidence, Mindy Kaling's mother lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on the same day that Mindy's show The Mindy Project was greenlighted by Fox. "It was as though, when she passed away, she was able to help me in another way," the actress says. "It was within the hour, actually. ... It was very, very strange."

Here, the comedian/writer tells Oprah about the "divine timing" in that moment. Plus, Mindy opens up about the vivid dreams she still has involving her late mother.

Check out Oprah's new podcast, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations, and O's March issue for the full interview.