On the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Andy Samberg’s plays detective Jake Peralta, and Chelsea Peretti plays Gina Linetti, the precinct’s administrator. The two characters are old friends and show a lot of chemistry, and it turns out that the same is true of the two actors, which makes it a lot of fun to see the two of them together on screen, not to mention offscreen.
Samberg and Paretti have been friends since they were kids. To make matters even better, Peretti said in an interview with Conan O’Brien that she actually had a crush on Samberg back in the day!
“We went to elementary school,” Peretti told Conan, and continued, “I had a huge crush on Andy and he for some reason will never acknowledge this, when I bring it up he just dead-eyes me. She mentioned how she “used to call his house on like those old-timey phones that we used to have. I would call and hang up, call and hang up as some young girls do. Irritating young girls.”
Peretti didn’t know how to move forward, though. “I don’t know what my end game was really, I didn’t have a plan, there was no emojis then, that would have made it so easy you know, to flirt with him,” she said. As you can see in this photo of them from 6th grade, they were cute kids, and it’s nice that they have remained friends over the years! Fans have been especially excited about all of this, with many commenting that they hope to see the photo of the two actors as kids make its way into the show somehow.