It’s HERE!!! IT’S HERE! The Muppets go live today. We are planning on heading to see them on the big screen this weekend, but from what I hear the movie is a bonafide hit. As a Blogger I have had some amazing opportunities this year. Interviewing Elton John and Hugh Jackman were some of the biggest of the year, BUT (and this is a BIG BUT) I was able to interview the REAL Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. These Muppets have been a part of my life since I was little girl. So yes I geeked out a bit. So to share that moment with you some of the interview is posted below!
Q: How was it working at the French Vogue?
MISS PIGGY: I did not really work there. This is a movie we’re talking about. You all know that, right? It was, it was lovely. It was lovely. I wish we’d actually shot on location. Paris, — we shot here in the back lot.
Q: How was it wearing all those designers’ clothes?
MISS PIGGY: Those are real and it’s wonderful, it’s fabulous. I love to do free clothes from, from fashion designers.
KERMIT: How do you get free clothes? I don’t have a lot of experience with clothes.
MISS PIGGY: You know, it’s, it’s all about showing up and making experiences and you’re seen out with the fashion designers, you wear the clothes. You’re kind of like a walking [UNINTELLIGIBLE].
KERMIT: I’m sort of like a walking, naked guy.
Q: Who’s your favorite designer?
MISS PIGGY: Oh, I don’t want to answer that. Uh, but when people ask me who I’m wearing I normally say [LAUGHTER]. It’s Kermit’s. Yes, he’s the one I love to wear the most.
KERMIT: I’m not sure I understand what that means but okay.
Q: I think we’re noticing a big diamond ring on your finger. Is there any announcements or anything?
MISS PIGGY: No.
KERMIT: It just means she’s been eating more cracker jacks.
MISS PIGGY: I’ve been wearing this for a long time. This is more wishful thinking.
KERMIT: I’m sorry I didn’t hear that, what? I did hear that, but.
MISS PIGGY: One day I’ll replace this with the real deal.
KERMIT: Yeah, but it’ll be a little smaller I’m afraid.
MISS PIGGY: That’s all right. As long as it comes from you and it cost a lot.
KERMIT: Oh, believe me the price will be very high.
Q: So what were you doing all these years before you started production on this last movie?
KERMIT: Oh, lots of stuff. You know, it’s been, it’s been quite a few years since we’ve [OVERLAP] done a big movie. You know, we haven’t done that in a long time but, uh, we’ve done lots of other stuff that we can talk about. We just thought we were trying to come back to the big screen.
MISS PIGGY: Yes, we’ve done a lot for the small screen.
KERMIT: Yes, yes and even smaller.
MISS PIGGY: And even the smaller screen, on the internet.
KERMIT: Yeah, we’ve done a lot of that.
MISS PIGGY: You know the internet?
KERMIT: We did a bunch of viral videos over the last couple of years. We did the Bohemian Rhapsody, so we’ve been together.
MISS PIGGY: We launched us into the stratosphere.
KERMIT: Yes, into the ether net.
Q: Do you find it’s easier to be green, now?
KERMIT: I think so. It’s taken on all these new meanings. When I said that originally, when I sang that song it was about being accepted in the world and these days it’s a lot more about the environment I think, you know. People are kind of taking it to mean that. But, uh, I think it’s just about being comfortable in your own skin.
MISS PIGGY: I love that so much. When you sing that. It makes me a tear up a little bit because I know it must have been hard for you being accepted in the world as a frog.
KERMIT: It can be tough especially in Hollywood so you have to make your place in the film industry.
MISS PIGGY: But you did that.
KERMIT: I did.
MISS PIGGY: Yes.
KERMIT: Is this going somewhere?
MISS PIGGY: I’m just in awe of you.
Q: How did you like your new costars?
KERMIT: Oh, wonderful. It was wonderful working with Jason. You know, Jason actually wrote this thing to begin with and it went through about 17 thousand rewrites but he’s the guy who wanted to make this movie with us.
KERMIT: She always does. Usually at the first read through. That’s when all the good stuff happens. We read through the script. Piggy asks for more lines. It all comes together there.
MISS PIGGY: Yeah, I don’t really the script. I just count lines.
KERMIT: Counts her lines.
Q: What’s your favorite part of the movie making experience? (Kermit)
KERMIT: I like lunch. No, the pace is good for a frog. I’m a pretty laidback guy so you have plenty of time to sit around and learn your lines. You don’t gotta hurry up and wait. I don’t really have a trailer to myself. We’re already calling security I think. I just have a small, like a child’s that I stay in, you know. I don’t take up a lot of space. Saves on hotel costs, you know.
MISS PIGGY: I usually make him come to my trailer.
Q: What’s your favorite part of the movie making experience?
MISS PIGGY: I think it’s, uh, a lot of the same. The trailer, my trailer.
KERMIT: Of course you really enjoy that closing scene out on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.
MISS PIGGY: Yes, I did.
KERMIT: Your fans were everywhere.
MISS PIGGY: I know, I know. I’m so, you know, I have such adoring fans and it was wonderful to, uh, to get up close and personal with them even if they were actors pretending to be my fans. I knew that deep down underneath they did love me.
KERMIT: Okay, well, interesting.
Q: My daughter wants to know what your favorite color is.
MISS PIGGY: My favorite color? I don’t know if I’ve ever been asked that question before.
KERMIT: How old is your daughter?
Q: She’s four.
KERMIT: What’s her favorite color?
MISS PIGGY: I was gonna say lavender or [INAUDIBLE]. Many of the gloves that I wear are lavender because lavender wouldn’t clash with whatever I wear
Q: Have you ever thought of another shot at a Muppets Show on TV?
KERMIT: Well, sure, sure.
MISS PIGGY: I would love that. We should do that, Kermit.
KERMIT: I think it would be fun. I think we should, uh, I think we should look into that. I think it depends on what you all write about the movie. If you help us fill the theater seats there’s a hope for that, you know. I think that would be fun. You know, maybe, maybe a few more films. I think if we do it, we should do it pretty much like the other one, don’t you? Red theater. It’s good to take a poll here, you know. [OVERLAP]
Okay, I’m doing all right with that. Yes, I’ve kind of got that triple thing going a little bit better. A little more picking these days. Although not in the movie, but, uh, yeah, the old five string, you know, flats and screens. Sure, sure. I still have my original banjo from that first movie. In fact, that’s the one I used in this film. There’s only one banjo that size.
Q: How do you stay so beautiful after all these years in Hollywood?
KERMIT: You just made a new friend.
MISS PIGGY: Well, uh, I think, uh, I think it all can be accounted to love. I have so much love in my life. Yes, it just washes away.
Q: When did you know it was love at first sight?
MISS PIGGY: I think you kind of answered the question. I think it was at first sight. You know, but, uh, in the Muppet movie that is just a reenactment thing, dramatization of how we first met. We actually met on the Muppet Show.
KERMIT: That’s true. Piggy was a, was a chorus bit. She was a singing, dancing chorus bit and she sort of stood out from the rest, you know.
MISS PIGGY: I was just a chorus girl for, uh, for about half of the number [OVERLAP]. I was leading, I was leading.
KERMIT: The song, the show and me.
MISS PIGGY: And his heart.
Q: A lot of us have sites that are geared around children. Do you have any messages for, you know, children?
KERMIT: Well, that’s a big responsibility.
MISS PIGGY: You are a big responsibility.
KERMIT: Yeah, I’ve heard.
MISS PIGGY: To make the journey together.
KERMIT: I think, uh, I think it’s important to let kids be kids. That’s important and, uh, and, uh, and try to do that when we get to be our age too, you know. [OVERLAP] Kids don’t understand that.
MISS PIGGY: Kids need to play. They need to go outside and play and run and jump and skip and have fun.
KERMIT: You know a lot about this.
MISS PIGGY: Oh, well.
KERMIT: Really? Okay, well I’ll take that under advice. I, I, I, I love kids and they’ve been such a huge part of my life and my success all the way from the Sesame Street days, you know. And, uh, again I love the idea of kids being kids, you know, and adults being kids too sometimes, you know. Take care of them, nurture them. I’m sorry I keep interrupting you. [LAUGHTER]
Q : What is your favorite piece of merchandise that has come out featuring you guys?
KERMIT: Oh, my goodness. I, I, I personally, I like the lunchboxes. That was a long time ago. I love being on a lunchbox, you know. I’d rather be on the lunchbox than in the lunchbox, you know. [LAUGHTER] [OVERLAP] What do you like merchandise wise?
MISS PIGGY: Actually I’m really not up with all the merchandise.
KERMIT: Actually I have to say Piggy’s books. She’s got a couple of them.
MISS PIGGY: Oh yes, yes I love my books, my books.
KERMIT: Back in the 80s when you were, you know, three. I love talking to you guys. It’s very nice that you’re here.
Q: Thank you. It’s so nice to meet you.
KERMIT: Well thank you, all. I guess we have to go.
MISS PIGGY: Kiss-y, kiss-y.
***Disclosure: I attend the #DisneyDreamWorksEvent and Disney paid for my flight, hotel, and expenses, but my thoughts and opinions are my own.***