Mindy Kaling Says "Yes" to Dinner With Sen. Cory Booker
The actress' joke about Sen. Cory Booker on a recent episode of her Hulu show may have led to a future dinner date with him.
Mindy Kaling's joke about Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on her Hulu show may have led to a future dinner date with him.
After a recent episode of The Mindy Project included a diss about Booker formerly being the mayor of Newark, the two joked about it on Twitter, which resulted in Kaling responding "yes" to having dinner with Booker in the city.
On the show, Kaling's character is shown saying, "Cory Booker? I can't believe he came. I guess anything to get out of Newark, huh?"
Booker took to Twitter to say that he heard about his mention on the show and disagreed. He tweeted to Kaling, "Ouch! "heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night ... & I disagree," to which Kaling responded that the mention means that he is actually cool.
Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the . It's mutual! https://t.co/KW2ibviREc— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
Booker then responded, "You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification. And if the [heart emoji] is really mutual... Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes"
Kaling responded tweeting, "Yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule."
The PATH train official Twitter account even joined in on the conversation, tweeting its current schedule. But Booker responded saying Kaling is worth sending a Lyft for instead.
@CoryBooker yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
Both Kaling and Booker have not immediately responded to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.