When [my mother] got sick, B.J. came to Boston to visit her in the hospital, and he did something I will always be profoundly grateful for. He did for her what he had done for me when I was a nervous, homesick, heartbroken New York transplant hired on my first writing job on season 1 of The Office. He made her laugh.
And that is why B.J. and I are soul mates, and the reason is… because in terms of the soul, we like to… That doesn’t make any sense. We’re soup snakes. B.J. and I are soup snakes.
“We are so different and we fight a lot, but the gift he [Novak] has always given me is the utter and total belief that I am one of the greats. And it is an intoxicating feeling.” - Mindy Kaling in a Guardian interview, 09/04/15 [tweet source]