Kermit, Miss Piggy and Constantine Interview
I’ve done a few interviews now for Disney. Even though each time I have had the opportunity to sit down with the actors of various films, there is just something extremely unique about interviewing The Muppets. This may come as a huge surprise, but there are actually some amazing and very talented actors that make these characters we have grown up with come to life. The fact they are there to answer questions in character, not as themselves, is unique, for every other actor I’ve ever interviewed are referring to a character they play. It’s pretty amazing!
So imagine sitting in a room with about 25 chairs facing 3 director like chairs awaiting the arrival of Kermit, Miss Piggy and Constantine and knowing that the puppeteers will be sitting there watching them interact with each other, out in the open, I wondered how it may melt the magic. Ok, so I was wrong. I got lost in the presence of those famous Muppets I grew up loving. So here’s a bit of the interview that I am excited to share with you.
Kermit walks in and says, “Pardon us for being carried in by men. It’s the only way we can get in the room you know.” And then Miss Piggy adds, “That’s how I always make an entrance though.” The awkwardness that crossed my mind about losing the magic was gone. They made us laugh. And the most fun interview I have ever taken part of began.
Kermit: So why do they call you mommy bloggers because I see at least three men?
A Dad Blogger: (Laughs) We’re are daddy bloggers.
Kermit: Daddy bloggers. Okay I just wanna clear that up right off the bat you know. Yeah okay good, good, good.
Miss Piggy: You’re all just fans of mine.
Constantine: How does this work? Do we ask them questions?
Kermit: No, no, no. They ask us questions.
Constantine: All right 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. (Speaking to Kermit) They can, they can see the answer right now.
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: Hi Ms. Piggy who’s more romantic Kermit or Constantine?
Miss Piggy: Well that’s easy it’s (clearing his throat) Kermie. He’s so much more handsome than this, this uh– toad. (referring to Constantine)
Q: I got a question for Ms. Piggy. You look fantastic Ms. Piggy. I wanna’ know did you lose weight? What’s your secret?
Miss Piggy: That was a wonderful question. Thank you so much. My secret?
Q: For looking so great?
Miss Piggy: Well I don’t think it’s gonna work for you, (huge laugh) I just woke up one morning and decided I’m not gonna age. 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 some coffee. That’s what I’m gonna’ do. 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.
Miss Piggy: You are speaking more truth than this one over here. (referring to Kermit)
Q: You always look so fashionable Ms. 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 fortunately from me, you didn’t get to keep your wardrobe.
Miss Piggy: Well I can call Vivian. I’m sure shed let me borrow it again you know.
Q: I have a question for Kermit. So we saw Ms. Piggy’s dream sequence (in the movie). Your future together, you guys get married and you have a cute like pink frog and green like pig. Any plans to make that come true?
Kermit: Well to the extent– interrupted quickly by Miss Piggy–Yes. KERMIT continues, that Ms. Piggy–
Miss Piggy: Oh I’m sorry that, that (question) was for him.
Kermit: Oh I was gonna’ say that–then you can be a mommy blogger.
Bloggers: Miss Piggy: (Looking directly at us) You are the future me.
Kermit: Oh my goodness. I, I– hum. So many ways to take that question. Wow.
Kermit: That sounds very kinky. I don’t think mommy blogs should be running on things like that. Wow.
Constantine: I was doing best acting of my career. Pretending that I like the pig.
Miss Piggy: Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
Constantine: It is true.
Miss Piggy: Well I was acting too.
Q: So, Constantine, 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, other things from other shows.
Constantine: Yes other shows like–
Miss Piggy: Well I think, I think you should go do that.
Constantine: I will go do the Modern Families. I will steal that show.
Constantine: I think I would be great on 60 Minutes. The in depth report.
Miss Piggy: Why don’t you go now?
Constantine: I will. Right now I’m going to be here to mess with you pig.
Kermit: Yeah hold onto your wallets. (to the bloggers)
Q: Constantine, I wanna’ know do you think it’s easy being green?
Constantine: No, it is easy being mean for me.
Q: Kermit, the last couple of decades what makes the Muppets so timeless?
Kermit: None of us have watches. We really don’t keep up with it you know.
Q: Ms. Piggy, do you do any impressions?
Miss Piggy: Well I do a couple you know.
Constantine: Who do you do?
Miss Piggy: I’m pretty good at Fozzie Bear.
Constantine: No way. Can you do Fozzie Bear?
Kermit: Come on.
Constantine: Let’s hear it. Come on please.
Miss Piggy: Uh WAKA WAKA WAKA! OH OHHHHHH!!! And I tell really bad jokes and you don’t really want to listen to any of ’em.
Constantine: That is uncanny, thank you.
Q: I just was wondering what Ms. Piggy’s favorite food is and could it be frog legs?
Kermit: But the crowd gasps.
Miss Piggy: I would say that you know um I do like to nibble on Kermit’s toes. [LAUGHS]
Kermit: I knew you were gonna’ say that, I knew you were gonna’ say that.
Constantine: Let’s face it. What is not her favorite food?
Constantine: You love food. It is okay.
Miss Piggy: Yeah. That’s is true. You, you, you have been speaking so much truth today.
Constantine: That is what I do I tell you. I speak truth. It may be hard to hear sometime–
Miss Piggy: Yes.
Constantine: You are pig. It is true!
Miss Piggy: I–but, but I’m a–woman. I’m– it’s true, it’s true.
Kermit: Did you all of you see the movie?
Kermit: Well we hope you liked it. We hope you really enjoyed it.
Bloggers: Loved it.
Kermit: We enjoyed it too. We, we really think it’s one of our best.
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