Who Would You Choose as Your Celebrity BFF?

Mindy Kaling and I had the best time together last week. Like she is so funny. We went and bought a Christmas tree together, and you know Mindy, ever the perfectionist, she wanted the absolute biggest one she could carry. So then, because obviously no taxi would pick us up — I mean we were hanging out with a forrest, essentially — the tree-lot guy had to strap the whole thing to Mindy’s back. So she literally carried a Douglas fir across Manhattan and back to her office where the rest of our friends had stupidly already set up another tree. Mindy grabbed theirs and chucked it out the back door, then we laughed and laughed.

And then the opening credits began. I found myself sitting on my couch hanging out only with the sad realization that Mindy Kaling is not, in fact, my friend. And neither is her on-screen counterpart Mindy Lahiri. Come to think of it, she hasn’t so much as even sent me a birthday card let alone written “HBD” on my Facebook wall.

So why do I feel that if I met her at a party or something, Mindy Kaling and I would actually hit it off as friends?

I’ve felt this way about other actors before. It’s totally not in a fangirl “OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU! BIGGEST FAN RIGHT HERE!” kind of way. Rather, there’s just certain people who I find so hilarious that — whether they’re famous or not — I’d want to hang out with them.

Take Emma Stone, for example. I once saw her interviewed on a late night talk show where she was so endearing and cool, self-deprecating and just the right amount of sarcastic that she seemed exactly like some of my own close friends. She’d fit right in!

When I saw Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell announce an award at the Golden Globes, it wasn’t even an a question if we’d become friends but rather, why hadn’t we already?

I can’t get through Wedding Crashers without feeling completely left out of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s friendship, or between that of Jonah Hill and Michael Cera in Superbad, or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

When I try to explain this to most of my (tangible) friends, they instantly get where I’m coming from. “Jennifer Lawrence would totally be in our group,” they agree. But what’s confusing for those people who don’t understand the idea of a celebrity BFF is not, I’d assume, the improbability of said friendships, but a restrictive definition of the word “Best Friend.” How can you have more than ONE Best Friend?, they want to know.

Well, just like my girl Mindy once said, a best friend isn’t a person. It’s a tier. Lucky for me I have an L-shaped couch where all of us can hang out at the same time. Problem solved.

What about you? Who would be your celebrity BFF? Let’s make THE ULTIMATE FRIEND GROUP.

  • Angie D’Armetta

    FIRST COMMENT! YAY! I would be BFF with Zooey Deschanel… Because she’s a quirky, amish, hipster, sweetheart!

  • Brie

    When I saw the title of your post right away I thought of Jennifer Lawrence and Mindy Kaling. I love how they don’t take themselves too seriously. Just enjoying the ride while it lasts. Also I want to hug Mellisa McCarthy over and over. Busy Phillips seems cool also. Emma and Kristen were good choices also. would be way too star struck around Amy or Tina. Plus they are all grown up with kids and everything….I would have nothing to contribute to their lives.

    • Amelia Diamond

      Melissa McCarthy can DEFINITELY get in our friend group. shit she’s good.

  • katiebnyc

    All of the above (Jennifer Lawrence goes without saying)! I would definitely add Rebel Wilson and Zooey Deschanel to the list as well.

    • Amelia Diamond


  • Polly Daszkiewicz

    Totally with you on Emma Stone. LOVE her.


  • Quinn Halman

    I would really like to call Ellen DeGenerous my homie. Of course the friendship comes with whispers of Sophia Grace and Rosie.

    • Charlotte Fassler

      Great call on Ellen!

  • Jennie

    I would be friends with all of you ladies and mooch off of your celebrities friends, because they’re all great choices!

  • Jlaw and Mindy, definitely!


  • CDJ

    JLaw without a doubt. (we would call her jenny from the block to be funny), bill clinton, season one of RHONY bethenny, lena dunham (obvs), chrissy teigen, we’ll just say all of SNL ladies, MKandA circa 1998, lorde, yolanda foster, and not to make you MR ladies blush by calling you celbs, but i would like to be your friends too. now THAT is a crew.

    i also follow bonnie hunt’s mother on twitter and she seems like a real delight.

    • CDJ

      ill call you celebs, not celbs. but besties totes apprev!

  • Bodil Loïs

    I really love Emma Stone :]

    Love Bodil,

  • Agnethe

    Kate Winslet. She is lovely!

  • Léopoldine

    LEANDRA !!

  • Lena Dunham’s crowd. Jemima Kirke (god, what a good name) included.

  • Liz

    James Van Der Beek.

  • Am I allowed to resurrect dead people for this? Okay cool thank you! So then Ella Fitzgerald and Little Edie Beale (she’s one of my style icons).
    And on another alive note: Bjork. For sure.

  • Katie

    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Cecily Strong, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Axl Heck from the Middle and Bernadette and Penny from the Big Bang Theory. amateuraglow.blogspot.com

    • Katie

      And definitely Mindy Kaling

  • Ellen DeGeneres! JLaw’s lovely, too, and would be gladly accepted.

  • Alex

    Angela Lansbury

  • kforkarli

    I would vote Lauren Graham. She’s funny and self deprecating and wears that pink coat on Gilmore Girls like nobody’s business.

  • leonorjr

    YOU are my ultimate friend group.

  • Nenuphare24

    Emma Stone for the funnehs and Emma Watson to hang out and think with. Two of my favourite people for two of my favourite things!

  • Marc Ferraz

    For me it would be… Madonna, for long chats and getting wasted (even though she’s my mother’s age. Who cares?). Emma Watson, because she’s the perfect human being. Garance Doré and you, Amelia, because you’re the best bloggers I read… and that’s cool, and we should totally be friends.
    Basically someone who has their feet on the ground and doesn’t think their fame makes them better than other humans.
    I’m pretty much against being a “fan” of people. So if I were ever to meet someone who, apart form cool, is famous, the last thing I’d do is make them feel different, or for that matter, superior to me. That’s just weird, and it would eliminate the possibility for friendship to “happen”.
    Take care!

  • KT

    Cara Delevingne for sure!

  • pippa

    Alexa Chung+Leandra=for sure

  • Adriana

    Michael Scott!!!

  • Yasmin

    I feel like you would fit right into my group . . .

  • Mardigrassss

    Cara Delevingne! She seems incredibly cool, but not in a way that would be intimidating or overwhelming. Also I’d end up stealing all her clothes heheh