Mindy Kaling became [B.J. Novak’s] on-off girlfriend, their loggerhead relationship mirroring that of their characters and continuing with his work on her sitcom, The Mindy Project.
Back then, “it never occurred to us. It was Greg who couldn’t get enough of our rows and put them in the show,” Novak says. “With a little distance, I can see what was so funny, that we were always fighting about everything, especially creatively, but were always together. People that are inseparable but can’t get along is very funny. And in a strange way, very romantic.”