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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Photograph: Jay Maidment

Miss Piggy

Who was the biggest diva on the set?
That’s easy! Moi! I made demands, threw tantrums and otherwise kept everyone alert. It’s just one of the many fabulous services I offer when making a movie.

What’s an unfair assumption that people make about you?
That moi is difficult to work with. All you have to do is meet my demands and pay me oodles, and I’ll work with you! What could be easier?

What’s your favorite thing to do in—or favorite thing about—New York City?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s. With between-meal snacks at Cartier, Harry Winston and the Russian Tea Room. Hey, a girl has to eat.

If you had to pick one of your fellow Muppets to be your sidekick, who would you choose and why?
Moi doesn’t have a sidekick. I have an entourage consisting of stylists, hairdressers, make-up artists, publicists and sycophants. Why? Because I can!

If there’s another Muppet movie, who would be your dream costar?
I’d love to work with Meryl Streep in our next movie. But only if she shows up on set with her Oscars and lets me borrow a few. Call my people, Meryl! Love you!

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