It was pretty damn good, yeah," adding that he was a "smart and funny guy." Speaking frankly, the actress also told Stern that she would have married Novak had he asked her back when they were a couple.
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This includes Kaling as shallow, self-absorbed Kelly and Novak as cocky intern Ryan. ’” Kaling leaves The Office to create and star in her own sitcom, The Mindy Project, on Fox.
February 13, 2006: Kelly and Ryan start dating on the show. It premieres in September 2012 with Novak credited as a consulting producer.
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.
Later, Novak hypothesizes to Vulture that their characters’ relationship probably came from “an observation from the writers’ room that Mindy and I were extremely close and constantly fighting. Honestly, we would sometimes not be speaking for an hour, and I couldn’t remember why. The tone in choosing which place to order lunch from. January 29, 2013: Novak begins a three-episode arc on The Mindy Project, playing Jamie, a potential love interest for Mindy.star said she wasn't mad at the time, but she was sad. "That was the hottest I've ever looked because I stopped eating," she shared. After all, when Stern asked if he was the best sex of her life, Kaling responded, "Oh, man. I Though the relationship ended a long time ago, she still thinks about it.Here’s a timeline of their adorably fraught relationship, so you can judge for yourself.March 24, 2005: The Office debuts on NBC, with several of the show’s writer-producers also appearing onscreen as characters.As a person, she's incredibly sentimental, more than anyone I've met, but she's also incredibly sharp. That allows her to express real emotions without shyness, but also without clichés." "I would say it was a great and terrible chemistry, and it reflected what we were like in real life," the 34-year-old actor said.