Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina took home People magazine’s award for On-Screen Couple of the Year on Thursday, and they decided to put on quite a show for all the Danny Castellano and Mindy Lahiri fans out there.
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While accepting their award, Messina told the crowd, “On-screen chemistry is a very mysterious thing.”
However, Kaling disagreed, and said it’s easy if there’s good writing involved.
“No, it comes from me writing, like: Mindy: ‘Danny I love you.’ Danny: ‘Mindy I love you.’ They kiss. See, great writing equals great chemistry,” she declared.
And that’s when Messina decided to surprise her (and us) as he passionately stared into her eyes, tucked her hair behind her ears and moved in super-close. There was so much sexual tension onstage during this moment that we were completely convinced that these costars were going to share a steamy smooch right there and then (and maybe even rip off each other’s clothes).
But alas, there was no onstage kissing because at the last minute Messina pulled away, asking Kaling, “Wait, is your hand on my butt?”
“No, no, no,” Kaling said, backing away. And then Messina jokingly threatens to sue her.
But the steamy onstage moment did prove one thing: these two are so great together. And it’s just one of the reasons why the show’s characters have cemented themselves as one of the best on-screen TV couples of all time. An award well deserved in our books.
Watch the steamy moment in the video below.