Turns out Mindy Kaling isn't invisible to Matt Damon -- or B.J. Novak, for that matter.
"The Mindy Project" star, who appeared in the otherNationwide Insurance ad that aired during the second quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, took to social media to promote her high-profile spot and share behind-the-scenes footage. Then Novak's reaction to the ad had social media abuzz. But we'll get to that in a moment.
When you get sick of looking at Tom Brady tomorrow you can catch me in my @Nationwide ad in the 2nd quarter of SuperBowl! #InvisibleMindy ¿¿¿¿
In the spot, Kaling indulges in some outlandish behavior -- strolling through an active car wash, stealing snacks and having a naked picnic --- upon realizing she's invisible to the world. That is, until she tries to get a whiff of Damon at a restaurant. That's when Julia Roberts' voice-over points out that Kaling's not really invisible (her insurance company just made her feel that way).
Kaling teased to the spot with a promo last week, but the surprise guest wasn't included in the pre-released ad.
"Proof I'm not invisible. Just look at how into me he is! @Nationwide #InvisibleMindy #SuperBowl," the writer wrote, sharing a selfie that she took with the Oscar winner during their revelatory encounter.
It should be noted that Kaling kicked off her career in a play called "Matt & Ben" that she and pal Brenda Withers co-wrote about Damon and Ben Affleck's bromance. In it, she played Affleck and Withers played Damon. Another fun fact: The commercial was directed by "The Bourne Identity's" Doug Liman.
Novak was referred to as her "great love" who got away, but Kaling also said that he is "legitimately one of my best friends. I love him, and I think he's a great person, but I'm not holding a candle for B.J."