PHOTOS: Style on The Mindy Project “When people say that, it makes me feel cool,” she said, of fans who avidly hope the former costars will get back together. The comedian’s on-again, off-again relationship with Novak has inspired entire Tumblrs dedicated to the couple, but Kaling told in a new interview that she’s happy with their relationship and where it’s at now. Novak’s “weird as hell” relationship may want a definite answer as to how to label the famous pals’ friendship, but Kaling is okay with keeping things ambiguous.“Like, oh, people are thinking about me like I’m a character. 'I was very lucky that the show started up at that time so I could just throw myself into it and distract myself. I don’t think the way that I’ve dealt with my mother’s passing has been ideal,' Mindy said.
Novak and Mindy Kaling first met when they were both young writers on The Office. have admitted that they based the characters' relationship on their own inseparable but tumultuous friendship in the writers room. Whenever we date anyone else, I think there’s a period where the person is very skeptical of our friendship — ' Everyone seems to think you two might be a couple, and I don’t mean to get in the way. "There is the extra little 'smile' that infuses her scripts, which is hard to quantify.
co-stars dated from 2005 to 2007 and they have remained super close friends in the decade since then.
Mindy left for a vacation the next day and took to Instagram to talk about the television she plans to binge watch during her trip.
and Mindy also dated in real life during the show — according to Mindy, "[We] dated on and off for a couple of years, and now we are just, like, best friends. It's the kind of friendship you have when you are embedded with someone, that you can only get by putting in that insane amount of time with people."In other words, they're basically living out the plot of one of those adorable will they or won't they romantic comedies that Mindy loves so much. "A friend of mine who doesn't know Mindy told me that for a year she considered Mindy's book one of her closest friends. It's extremely intelligent without being the least bit pretentious." —B. Novak "To do an imitation of Mindy, all you need to do is just be constantly texting and saying, ' Oh my god! We are pretty inseparable best friends with a lot of chemistry ourselves, and we’re not dating. ' It’s such a common thing to have that platonic best friend that becomes a little weird when you start dating someone." "Mindy has long been considered the best writer on The Office, and every actor on the show thinks she writes for them best," says Novak.
And she gets lost on Twitter and, you know, the hours go by and she'll look up and she won't have realized he's gone." —Rainn Wilson, in Vulture "I was closest with Mindy Kaling, and also least close with Mindy Kaling, on a minute-by-minute basis. She's the best." And said in an interview about it, "I don’t know that it’s a direct analogy, but it’s definitely inspired by our relationship.