Mindy rates Reese

Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

Mindy Kaling says Reese Witherspoon reminds her of Emma Thompson.

Mindy and Reese were interviewing each other at the Brentwood School’s 2014 Young Women’s Conference over the weekend.

According to Mindy, her friend and colleague Reese reminds her of the British thespian.

“Something about you reminds me of Emma Thompson. She always plays intelligent characters,” the actress told Reese, who was clearly flattered. “She’s really much smarter than I am,” the Water For Elephants star responded.

Reese went on to reveal that she secretly takes dance classes. According to the 37-year-old, it’s strictly for fun and she has yet to impress her teacher.

“Few people know this about me, but I like to take hip-hop dance classes. I’m not saying I’m good at hip-hop dance classes, I just enjoy taking them,” Reese said, according to Huffington Post. “I liked taking dance classes when I was in high school and I was never any good at it. But they would bring three girls to the front and they’d say, ‘Okay, watch Sarah for her arms. And watch Lily for her legs. And watch Reese for her personality.'”

When Reese told Mindy she was a good friend, The Office star admitted she was actually very sneaky. The 34-year-old said she took sweets home from Reese’s house.

“I’m an OK friend. I’m a little bit of a freeloader, to be honest. You have the most beautiful Christmas party every year and this year I took sweets with me on the way out. There was a stack of little brownie bites and I took them,” Mindy laughed.

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