The Muppets interview: ‘I’d love to work with Meryl Streep in our next movie’

As Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters, we get inside the heads of the world’s most famous puppets, including a certain porcine leading lady



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Kermit the Frog

Who was the biggest diva on the set?
Miss Piggy. In fact, being the biggest diva is in her contract. She even has a restraining order that requires other divas to stay back 50 feet.

What’s an unfair assumption that people make about you?
That I’m unhappy being green. True, I have said that it’s not easy, but it’s also on record that it’ll do fine and it’s beautiful; and I think it’s what I want to be.

What’s your favorite thing to do in—or favorite thing about—New York City?
I love going to visit the Statue of Liberty. She’s beautiful, inspiring, sits in the middle of a lot of water, and she’s even green, like me.

If you had to pick one of your fellow Muppets to be your sidekick, who would you choose and why?
I’d say my comedy sidekick is Fozzie Bear. He’s what we in showbiz call a second banana, because his jokes are so a-peel-ing. Note to self: Never borrow Fozzie’s jokes. I also have a sidekick-sidekick—that’s Miss Piggy. When I look at another woman, she kicks me in the side.

If there’s another Muppet movie, who would be your dream costar?
The Muppets are always looking for a few good stars. And we’ve been very lucky to work with some of the biggest names in showbiz. If you’re a star and you’re out there reading this—and you’re willing to work with frogs, pigs, bears and whatevers—give us a call!

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