The reigning cutest couple in Hollywood is the totally-not-a-couple-but-clearly-platonic-soulmates, B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling. Lest you forget, the duo are currently writing a book together, which will inevitably lead to hearts across the world melting in their honor. You don't have to wait until the book's release, though, to take a deep dive into their friendship. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Novak revealed that Kaling used to "bully" him on the set of The Office. However, what Novak calls bullying sounds an awful lot like Kaling taking advantage of Novak's adorable gullibility.
The behind the scenes shenanigans apparently involved Kaling making up totally nonsensical lies and then passing them on to Novak, who believed her no matter how bizarre they were. Novak said some of Kaling's antics affected his work, like when he did not tell The Office creator Greg Daniels about the edits he wanted done on an episode, because Kaling convinced him that the episode's director, who was roughly 30 years older than Daniels, was Daniels' former college classmate and ex-girlfriend. Who knew Kaling was so delightfully nefarious? Kelly Kapoor would be proud.
"She would lie to me," Novak told The Guardian. "She would make up these — just out of nowhere — purposeless lies that I believed. Like saying that Allison Jones, the casting director of The Office, was also an actress who had been the third lead in Cold Mountain. And so I just thought that."
Kaling totally owns her random acts of confusing Novak, because the Guardian reporter noted that Novak texted Kaling to ask her to send him a list of times she bullied him on set so he could use the information to compose a list for his list-making app. Seriously, are there any people in all the world cuter than these two? I don't think so.
On-set pranking aside, Novak dropped a quote that is sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside while also wanting someone to love you the way Novak and Kaling love each other. I honestly never thought anything could top Kaling's quote from her book Why Not Me? on her feelings about her relationship with Novak. She called the two "soup snakes," you know, like soulmates with more The Office references. Then Novak busted out this gem, "We’re very close in sort of a natural, eternal way."
Eternal way? Novak, what are trying to do to me?
Excuse me, I need to travel back to the 19th century and find a fainting couch. If you ever need to remind yourself of what relationship goals are, just look up Kaling and Novak. They may not be together in a romantic sense, but apparently they are eternal. Commence swooning now.
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