B.J. Novak talks to Entertainment Weekly about tonight’s episode of ‘The Mindy Project,’ in which he co-wrote and co-stars, as well as his relationship with Mindy Kaling from ‘The Office.’
Best part of the article? — B.J.’s description of Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor:
What do you think would happen if Mindy Lahiri met Ryan Howard?
Mindy Lahiri would have absolutely no patience for Ryan Howard. That is one thing I love about about this episode — we both get to play much more mature versions of ourselves. Ryan and Kelly were the kid versions of us. We invented them when we were 24, and they kind of stayed stuck in time — they were very bratty, and selfish, and a little thin. And Mindy’s character on The Mindy Project — she’s still a mess, but she’s a much more mature, self-aware adult. My character is too. She’s a doctor; I’m a Latin professor. These are grown-ups. So it feels like that was our Muppet Babies relationship, and this is us as real Muppets.
Charitybuzz is offering a great auction — lunch for two with Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak!
You can have a front row seat as the real-life The Office characters Ryan and Kelly argue over various popular culture touchstones and other topics right before your eyes. Actors and writers B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) will take you out to lunch in Los Angeles and discuss whatever you want to talk about. Valid for two people. Lunch will take place in Los Angeles at a restaurant of B.J. and Mindy’s choice.
I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Mindy and B.J. and I can tell you it’s like curling up on the couch with a bowl of fresh made caramel corn. Sweet, salty, delish. :)