Mindy Kaling was 25 years previous when she began writing for The Office. She’s liable for most of the beloved sitcom’s most well-known scenes and character quirks. Throughout her eight years of writing for the present, she obtained to know the members of The Office fairly effectively, together with Jim Halpert.
Jim was (and possibly nonetheless is) America’s favourite boyfriend. He was an excellent friend to Pam earlier than they obtained collectively and he by no means stopped proving to her that she was the one one for him. Kaling says, after spending a lot time writing for and about Jim, she had heightened expectations in her personal love life.
Mindy Kaling on how Jim Halpert messed together with her love life
When Kaling left The Office to create her personal present, The Mindy Project, she’d had 4 boyfriends. When The Mindy Project premiered, she was single. Perhaps as a result of she’d spent a lot time creating Jim Halpert, “as unrealistic and desirable a guy as there is out there,” she advised Vulture in 2012.
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Kaling admitted that, on the time, she hoped to search out somebody like Jim in the true world. Unfortunately, none have been to be discovered.
“You can’t help but in my real life think, ‘Oh, maybe there’s somebody like that.’ And when you meet someone who has maybe three quarters of [Jim’s] qualities, they also have some terrible qualities, like they can’t hold down a job, or they haven’t spoken to their parents for fifteen years, or they don’t shower,” she stated.
BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling
One of these 4 boyfriends of Kaling’s was none apart from her co-star and co-writer from The Office, BJ Novak. According to the One More Thing writer, Ryan and Kelly’s relationship stemmed from “an observation from the writers’ room that Mindy and I were extremely close and constantly fighting.”
“No one, including us, ever really knew, ‘Is this dating? Is this not dating?’ We were never really dating, we were never really not dating. We didn’t know. No one knew. All you’d know for sure is that you’d always find one of us next to the other, even if we weren’t getting along,” Novak advised Vulture. Sound acquainted?
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“Sometimes viewers would ask, ‘Are Ryan and Kelly together right now, not together?’ It’s not even that I wouldn’t know. I thought the question was missing the point. Write whatever you want. So, Kelly needed a boyfriend this week, so Ryan goes on a date. Ryan and Kelly are getting engaged … I think it was sort of expressive of the relationship that we were in.”
Today, Kaling and Novak are “real best friends,” based on the Never Have I Ever creator. Novak is even the godfather of Kaling’s daughter.
“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,” she stated.
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