Mindy Kaling has described her relationship with sometime-co-worker, sorta-once-boyfriend, still-best-friend B. Novak as “weird as hell” — and now it’s also as profitable as hell, with the duo scoring a reported .5 million deal to write a book about it.
What’s so intriguing about this “romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,” as Kaling once called it?
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.
In fact, Kaling, 36, and Novak, also 36, are currently working on a book together, worth a rumored $7.5 million.
PHOTOS: On-again, off-again celeb couples “Many of you asked about a book that my friend BJ and I are working on,” Kaling wrote to fans via Instagram in May.
For starters, there’s a whole Tumblr dedicated to their fromance.
(Still working out the portmanteau for this one.) There must be something there, right?
But lest you think Kaling is still hung up on Novak, fear not.
She told Stern that the two are "legitimately" best friends. I think he's a great person, but I'm not holding a candle for B. 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.J." Stern, ever the understanding uncle, ended the interview with a faux attempt to make Kaling feel better, despite her feeling perfectly fine already. mates have been under the are-they-on-again microscope ever since Kaling opened up to Howard Stern about just how deep her feelings were for Novak back in the day, and a recent spotting of the besties at dinner did nothing to dispel the speculation.“I heard somewhere it was a tell-all which I actually found exciting, because that sounds sexy and I grew up looking like a little fat boy.” star didn’t detail what the book would be about, but told fans that it would definitely be “super cool and funny.” “For now we are researching,” she added.