The Hilarious Prank Mindy Kaling Played on B.J. Novak During 'The Office'

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: BJ Novak (L) and Mindy Kaling arrive at the LA premiere of Amazon Studio's "Late Night" at The Orpheum Theatre on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LA Premiere Of Amazon Studio's "Late Night" - Red Carpet | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

What's not to love about Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak? They wrote for and acted in The Office, their characters, Kelly and Ryan, dated, and allegedly, the two stars had a romance of their own in real life.

While Kaling and Novak are not currently dating, they have defined friendship goals for millions with their hilarious on-screen dynamic and their off-screen connection. According to New York Daily News, Novak shared in an interview with The Guardian in 2016 that Kaling even used to make up lies on the set of The Office just to mess with him.

View this post on Instagram

Me with a couple fans last night @latenightmovie

A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on

"She would lie to me," Novak recalled. "She would make up these — just out of nowhere — purposeless lies that I believed."

The funniest instance was when Kaling told Novak that creator Greg Daniels dated one of The Office's main actresses while they were in college. Novak explained, "And then Greg asked me what I thought of her cut and I lied to Greg and said I thought it was great, because I was nervous to insult his ex-girlfriend, so he didn’t make the edits that I wanted."

"And later I asked him about it and he was like, ‘What are you talking about? She’s 20 years older than I am, we didn’t go to college together!’ I realized that Mindy just made it up and it actually affected my work life!,” Novak added.

As if we needed another reason to wish we were best friends with Mindy and B.J.! Can't we just get an Office spinoff with them two?!