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

Constantine (criminal mastermind)


Who was the biggest diva on the set?
I thought it would be me. I am world’s No. 1 criminal. This is important, very prestigious post. Many cower at sight of me. But biggest diva on Muppets Most Wanted was pig. Many more cower at sight of her.

What’s an unfair assumption that people make about you?
That just because I am evil villain that I am also bad person. I am not bad person. I am bad frog. Very big difference.

What’s your favorite thing to do in—or favorite thing about—New York City?
I like to go visit the museums to see the beautiful artwork…and steal it. Then, I go to jewelry stores to see the beautiful diamonds…and steal them. After which, I go to the baseball game to see second base…and steal it. [Laughs] Is funny baseball crime joke. You laugh now.

If you had to pick one of your fellow Muppets to be your sidekick, who would you choose and why?
Muppets not reliable criminal sidekicks. Too nice. Too thoughtful. I need someone devious like me, so I hire Dominic Badguy. He is played by funny actor, Ricky Gervais, who has not much criminal experience but is very good at scene stealing.

If there’s another Muppet movie, who would be your dream costar?
I would love to work with fellow master criminal. So, pretty much any Hollywood agent would be good choice, don’t you think?


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