Mindy Kaling is everywhere these days, and that’s a good thing. Whether she’s bringing comedy and class to the White House Correspondents Dinner’s weekend pre-party, interviewing Billy Crystal for Entertainment Weekly, or starring in the season finale of her hit show, The Mindy Project, Kaling keeps us entertained and on our toes.
With that said, here are five reasons Kaling is one of the coolest people in Hollywood.
1. She’s best friends with B.J. Novak
Fans of The Office know Kaling and Novak better as Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard — a relationship in all its forms that kept audiences laughing season after season. In real life, the duo met as writers for the show and began dating shortly thereafter “and kind of fell in love through doing that, and then dated on and off for a couple of years, and now we are just, like, best friends,” Kaling has said in the past. “Like, real 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.”
We don’t doubt it. With Kaling recently saying her “dream date” for the White House Correspondents Dinner would be Novak and their constant banter on Twitter and Instagram, it seems the two are rarely out of sync. Fans are longing to see them as more than friends, though, and there’s even a Tumblr devoted to their relationship. “The main reason I’m reluctant to get married to Mindy is that every single person in our lives and Twitter feeds would say, ‘I knew it,’ said Novak. “I just couldn’t f—-ing deal with that. But we know. We know what’s there.”