An unlikely friendship indeed: it seems that Aaron Sorkin and Mindy Kaling have been buddies for a few years now, beginning when he sent her a bottle of champagne after he enjoyed an episode of The Office that she penned.
Kaling told Vulture:
I thought [The Social Network] was amazing and I sent him a note and then we just kind of met up and talked. We have very similar personalities even though we're very different. He's a great guy and he came to the table read and he gave great notes. I mean, it was a little distracting because he was there, but it was wonderful. He loves romantic comedies, too. The Newsroom is full-on romantic comedy. Two weeks ago, the episode was just about the different love lives of people on the show.
Actor Chris Messina stars on both shows, and Sorkin reportedly gave Kaling some tips on how to play to his strengths. And what did he think of the script, overall?
He was mostly positive.
Okay, but does Sorkin know that avid Twitterer Mindy is arguably a dreaded Internet Girl?!