***Disclosure: I attended #MuppetsMostWantedEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney and myself. All opinions are 100% mine. ***
Interviewing the Muppets is very surreal. As soon as you sit down in the same room with them your inner kid comes out. This was my second time interviewing Kermit and Miss Piggy, but my first with Constatine. They were delightful and fun! Check out the interview below!
KERMIT: So why do they call you mommy bloggers? ‘Cause I see at least 3 nannies. [LAUGHS]
MISS PIGGY: You’re all just fans of mine.
KERMIT: If I was a whole group of women– I suppose I have a couple of them, as mine– as bloggers do. That makes sense right.
CONSTANTINE: How does this work? Do we ask them questions?
KERMIT: No, no, no– they, they ask us questions.
MISS PIGGY: They ask the questions. We provide the answers.
CONSTANTINE: Alright fine. Who’s first?
Q: Constantine and Kermit, is it boxers or briefs?
KERMIT: Oh I’m definitely boxers myself, although I’m nothing right now.
CONSTANTINE: I just like to go free and easy.
MISS PIGGY: Do not lie to all these people. I said you can’t lie to all these people. They can, they can see the answer right now.
KERMIT: Well yes, I mean–
CONSTANTINE: I am more honest than you. I wear nothing.
KERMIT: No I do like to wear boxers. Every chance I get. I look ridiculous in them
Q: Thank you. Hi Miss Piggy who’s more romantic Kermit or Constantine?
MISS PIGGY: Well that’s easy it’s Kermie. He’s so much more handsome than this, this uh– toad.
CONSTANTINE: You know what she does not know difference.
KERMIT: That’s true.
MISS PIGGY: I can’t. [LAUGHS]
CONSTANTINE: Close your eyes. Look other way. Do something, come on.
KERMIT: Okay watch this. Miss Piggy, Miss Pig can you hear me?
MISS PIGGY: You’re not fooling me Kermit.
CONSTANTINE: HAHAHAHA I fool you Pig. Who cares Pig. Miss Pig.
MISS PIGGY: Oh come on Constantine. You sound nothing like Kermit.
KERMIT: See she has no idea.
Q: I have a question for Miss Piggy. What’s your secret?
MISS PIGGY: My secret?
Q: For looking so great?
MISS PIGGY: Well I don’t think it’s gonna’ work for you, but it’s– well I just, I just woke up one morning and decided I’m not gonna’ eat. It’s not for me. I’m gonna’ do something else with my life. I’m not gonna’ waste my time aging you know. I’m gonna’ drink coffee. I’m not gonna’ age. I’m gonna’ go get my nails done. I’m not gonna’ age.
KERMIT: And it worked?
MISS PIGGY: You had to ask?
KERMIT: Okay I guess it worked.
CONSTANTINE: She also has good plastic surgeon. [LAUGHS] It is true. I only speak truth.
Q: You always look so fashionable Miss Piggy and I was wondering if you have a favorite designer and how was it working with Vivian Westwood On your wedding gown?
MISS PIGGY: Yes. Um right now Vivian Westwood is my favorite. She made me some exquisite dresses. Including a certain white gown.
KERMIT: I’ve seen it, I’ve seen it.
MISS PIGGY: That I wear down a certain isle in the movie.
KERMIT: Which you uh– fortunately you did not get from me. You didn’t get to keep your wardrobe.
MISS PIGGY: Well I can call her. I can call Vivian. I’m sure shed let me borrow it again you know. For a day.
KERMIT: No, no, no. I– [CLEARS THROAT] That’s okay.
MISS PIGGY: Just once. That’s all it takes.
KERMIT: That’s okay. Okay.
MISS PIGGY: Anyways, I love her fashions, yes. The dress that she made it’s really quite something. It’s actually made out of recycled plastic.
KERMIT: Yeah it smells like sour milk. [LAUGHS] But it looks great.
CONSTANTINE: It’s true, it’s true, it’s true. We’d say Piggy you got milk? That was our big joke on set.
Q: I have a question for Kermit. So we saw Miss Piggy’s dream sequence. Your future together, you guys get married and you have a cute like pink frog. Any plans to make that come true?
KERMIT: Well to the extent–
MISS PIGGY: Yes. Oh I’m sorry that, that was for him.
KERMIT: Oh I was gonna’ say that– then you can be a mommy blogger.
MISS PIGGY: You are the future me.
Q: Your feud with Joan Rivers?
MISS PIGGY: Yeah what about it? I won. I won. Did you see the pictures? With the cake all over her face.
CONSTANTINE: No this was an evil thing you did Pig.
MISS PIGGY: No it wasn’t evil.
CONSTANTINE: What was it?
MISS PIGGY: I was being very nice. She wanted some cake so I gave it to her.
CONSTANTINE: Yes you did.
Q: Well what started the feud?
MISS PIGGY: Oh what started– she started it. A long, long, long, long time ago. Yeah she actually auditioned for my role in the Muppet Show.
KERMIT: Yeah, yup.
MISS PIGGY: Behind my back, she did this to me.
KERMIT: Yup. She, she would have got it too. It was very close. I mean you know.
MISS PIGGY: Well instead I came in and I drove her out. There’s a lot of history between the two of us and uh– well a lot of ancient history if you just look at Joan.
Q: So how did you feel about doing the villain role and blowing stuff up?
CONSTANTINE: Oh it was the greatest pleasure of my life. I enjoy to blow the things up. I enjoy stealing things. I enjoy stealing the movie from a pig and other frog. I think I will now go steal other things from other shows.
Q: Apparently it’s in the cards that you are gonna’ get married at some point. So I’d like to know who’s gonna’ be your best man?
KERMIT: Well uh I’ve been considering a number of people. Uh, if I were to ever uh tie the proverbial knot, uh strap on the ‘ol ball and chain uh– I felt Fozzie and Gonzo ’cause they’re friends.
KERMIT: Well we hope you liked the movie. We hope you really enjoyed it.
Q: Loved it.
KERMIT: We enjoyed it too. We, we really think it’s one of our best. We’re glad to have the chance to speak with you.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014