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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Animal, with Floyd Pepper (bandmate, translator)


Who was the biggest diva on the set?
Animal: Pig! Pig!
Floyd Pepper: That’s right, Animal. Ol’ Miss Fatback is the diva du jour every day of the week.

What’s an unfair assumption that people make about you?
Animal: Wild! Wild! Wild!… Sensitive.
Floyd Pepper: True. A lot of folks only see the out-of-control, rock & roll drummer side of Animal…and that definitely is a big part of his charm. But he’s also extremely sensitive.
Animal: Bunny.
Floyd Pepper: And he likes bunnies, too.

What’s your favorite thing to do in—or favorite thing about—New York City?
Animal: Play ball! Play ball!
Floyd Pepper: Nothin’ Animal likes better than to head up to the Bronx and catch a Yankees game. In fact, after Jeter retires, Animal may try out for shortstop…if we can figure out a way to keep him from eating the ball.
Animal: Sorry.

If you had to pick one of your fellow Muppets to be your sidekick, who would you choose and why?
Animal: Floyd.
Floyd Pepper: And I’d pick you, Animal.
Animal: Awww!
Floyd Pepper: Bandmates forever.

If there’s another Muppet movie, who would be your dream costar?
Animal: Keith Richards!
Floyd Pepper: Yeah, Animal has always wanted to gather some moss with Keith. As for me, I’d love to share the stage with the Boss.
Animal: Springsteen?
Floyd Pepper: I was thinking Dr. Teeth, but Bruce might be fun to jam with too.


More interviews with the Muppets


Kermit
the Frog

Miss
Piggy

Constantine
(criminal mastermind)

Fozzie
Bear


Watch the trailer for Muppets Most Wanted

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