Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak are the definition of platonic soulmates.
Look, while I adore some of my favorite Hollywood couples, I think there’s something to be said for some of the biggest BFF actors. You know, the ones who feel like platonic kindred spirits in the reunited universe.
So here are some of my favorite behind-the-scenes moments of 30 acting duos (and a trio) that look perfect together and prove that platonic soulmates are the best:
First, when Simone Ashley explained that she and Jonathan Bailey would leave each other gifts while filming Bridgerton Season 2.
When Paul Bettany kept repeating his catchphrase about what would happen if you spoiled Avenger: Infinity Warand Elizabeth Olsen continued to play along in every interview they did together.
Indeed, while promoting Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Lizzie said she texted Paul because she missed having him by her side while she did press. “I texted him last weekend and was like, ‘I miss you,’ because I’m so used to doing press with him,” she began. “I miss him so much and Wanda is really alone in this movie and I feel that as an actor.”
When BJ Novak Was So Proud Of Mindy Kaling, He Posted This Pic Of Her A shortcut in time poster displayed in front of the apartment where Mindy lived when they first met…
…then Mindy replied to BJ saying it was the sweetest thing and she would never be mad at him again.
When Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin were talking about how many awards they each had, and I love this duo roasting with love.
When Pedro Pascal told Oscar Isaac that he looked like, and I quote, “the grumpy eagle” Muppet. And then Oscar said he thought Pedro looked like, and I’m quoting again, “the baby chicken” while attending a Vanity Fair party in 2018.
When Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac walked the 2021 Venice Film Festival red carpet together and gave us – dare I say – the biggest red carpet moment when Oscar kissed Jessica’s arm?!
When Kate Winslet thanked Leonardo DiCaprio during his acceptance speech at the 2009 Golden Globes and then when Leo won his first Oscar in 2016, she watched as he accepted with such pride and joy.
When Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson interviewed each other for Actors on Actorsgot it wrong during their photoshoot and just made fun of each other like longtime best friends do.
Also, here is a photo of them playing video games together on the set of Avengers: Endgame just because.
When Sebastian Stan said he sent Anthony Mackie a cover for Christmas while Anthony was interviewing him at the premiere of Avengers: Endgame.
When Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder couldn’t help but gush about how much they loved each other, and how vividly they remember the night they met in 1989 — too, they’ve been technically married ever since Dracula after filming a take with real priests.
When Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara looked back on their more than 40 years together, Catherine revealed that Eugene wrote a long letter explaining why she deserved the Order of Canada, which is the Canadian equivalent of the Medal of freedom.
And here they are together during their SCTV days in the 1970s.
When Timothée Chalamet gave this amazing speech honoring award-winning Saoirse Ronan, and he said she encouraged him to get a fake ID when they first met while filming lady bird so he can go out and drink with her.
When Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer hilariously reacted to a photo of the two of them together, they couldn’t help but laugh.
When Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling recalled how the dirty dance lift they did together in Crazy, Stupid, Love went horribly wrong, and Ryan couldn’t stop laughing at the way Emma was telling the story.
When Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz got emotional as they complimented each other and talked about how they’ve loved watching each other grow over the past 20 years.
When Noah Centineo and Lana Condor wrote each other goodbye letters to commemorate their last To all the boys movie, and Lana revealed when she realized they had become best friends.
When Paul Mescal told a story about filming a sex scene with Daisy Edgar-Jones during normal peopleand they both kept laughing.
Also, here’s one of their most recent reunions, which was “chaos.”
When Milo Ventimiglia Said He and Mandy Moore Made Little Wishes Before It’s us first and how they promised to watch over each other.
When Oprah and Gayle King talked about the road trip they once took together, and Gayle poked fun at how Oprah hates driving with music, which proves that true friendship is about accepting the whims of others.
When Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore sang the song “Every 10 Years” where they talked about how nice it is to “fall in love” every 10 years when they’re doing a new rom-com.
When Sarah Paulson explained that she really, REALLY didn’t want to kiss her BFF Amanda Peet.
When Lauren Ridloff was doing an interview at Eternals premiere in London, and Barry Keoghan found her and gave her a huge hug.
When Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon took a polygraph test and proved how amazing and hilarious their friendship was.
When Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp put on a BFF challenge, it was as chaotic and hilarious as you’d expect.
When Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner agreed that reuniting on screen in The Adam Project for the first time since 13 Ongoing 30 in 2004, it was like “coming home”.
When Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson spent their free time at It’s us dancing together and always having a great time.
Plus, here they are filming their final scene together for It’s usand now I cry
When Emma Thompson penned this heartfelt tribute to Alan Rickman after his death in 2016, it perfectly summed up just how special their bond was.
When Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning were both surprised that he knew Elle’s exact birthday, to the point that Nicholas was convinced he had psychic powers.
When Penélope Cruz explained how Salma Hayek insisted she live with her when Penélope first arrived in Los Angeles for her first film job.
When Emma Watson and Tom Felton discussed how much they loved and cared for each other during the Harry Potter reunion special.
And here they are skating together because this is honestly one of my heartwarming videos:
And finally, when Mark Hamill paid tribute to Carrie Fisher after her death and talked about how much like siblings they really were in real life.
We can’t fit everyone in one post, so what other celebs totally prove that platonic soulmates exist? Tell us in the comments below!