The Muppets are back! Yes, Miss Piggy, Kermit, and their rag-tag crew of puppet pals are returning to the big screen in the round-the-world adventure Muppets Most Wanted. In this new blockbuster, the Muppets introduce a brand new character with a very sinister side — the world’s most evil villain, Constantine, an amphibian who just happens to look a whole lot like the very un-evil Kermit the frog.
Miss Piggy, Kermit, and their nemesis Constantine took time out of their busy schedules to talk with a group of parenting bloggers in an exclusive no-holds-barred interview where the trio of Muppets TELL ALL, from wedding plans and romance to underwear preferences … yes, they went there.
Check out our interview here:
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.
Piggy, who’s more romantic: Kermit or Constantine?
MISS PIGGY: Well, that’s easy. It’s [CLEARS THROAT] Kermie. He’s so much more handsome than this, this uh … toad.
CONSTANTINE : You know that she does not know difference.
I have a question for Miss Piggy. You look fantastic … I want to know, did you lose weight?
MISS PIGGY: That was a wonderful question. Thank you so much.
What’s your secret?
MISS PIGGY: Well, I don’t think it’s gonna work for you, but … 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 have … I’m gonna go … 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. It is true. I only speak truth.
MISS PIGGY: Yes. 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 aisle in the movie.
KERMIT : Which you, uh — you — 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 she’d let me borrow it again, you know. Just once. That’s all it takes.
KERMIT : That’s okay. Okay.
MISS PIGGY: Anyways, I love her fashions, yes. And the dress that she made is — it’s really quite something. It’s actually made out of recycled plastic.
KERMIT : Yeah, it smells like sour milk. But it looks great, it looks great. It’s true, it’s true, it’s true. We’d say “Piggy, you got milk?” That was our big joke on set.
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 blowing 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.
KERMIT : Yeah?
CONSTANTINE : Yes.
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. 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, what makes the Muppets so timeless in your opinion?
KERMIT : None of us have watches. We really don’t keep up with it, you know.
Except Walter does.
KERMIT : Except Walter. Yeah, well, he will not be timeless. He’s going to age. Believe me, he ages on you. You know, I think we try to stay current. We live in the real world, you know. We’re out there just like all of you. I think you probably hopefully — hopefully everybody watching sees an aspect of somebody they know, or maybe themselves, or maybe their friends. I think that’s part of it. You know, we sorta’ keep up with what’s going on.
Kermit, apparently it’s in the cards that you are going to get married at some point. So, I’d like to know … who’s going to be your best man?
KERMIT : Well, uh, I’ve been considering a number of people. If I were to ever tie the proverbial knot, strap on the ol’ ball and chain, I think Fozzie and Gonzo ’cause they’re friends.
CONSTANTINE : No, you’ll be the judge. What do you think? The only problem is that now film my face is everywhere. So it would be very difficult to pull off big caper, big real caper with having my face out there … authorities will always be after me. So I may have to try to do other things.
KERMIT : We have to find something else for you to do.
CONSTANTINE : Yes.
KERMIT : You know, I think with your skills as kind of an extortionist and a robber and someone who just is devious, I think you could be a Hollywood agent. I think that’d work pretty well, yeah. You’re in the right town.
CONSTANTINE : That is good. Hollywood does make me feel at home.
I just was wondering what Ms. Piggy’s favorite food is and could it be frog legs?
MISS PIGGY: I would say that you know … I do like to nibble on Kermit’s toes.
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? You love food. It is okay.
MISS PIGGY: Yeah.
CONSTANTINE : Embrace it.
MISS PIGGY: That’s true. 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 sometimes …
MS. PIGGY: Yes.
CONSTANTINE : You are pig.
MISS PIGGY: I — but, but I’m a …
CONSTANTINE : It is true!
MISS PIGGY: Woman. I’m — it’s true, it’s true.
CONSTANTINE : You have a wig. It is true! Right.
MISS PIGGY: It’s true. It’s true. I mean, come on, let’s face it. How many pigs do you see with long hair like this?
CONSTANTINE : Lovely hair.
MISS PIGGY: Uh-hum.
CONSTANTINE : It is good wig.
MISS PIGGY: Thank you.
CONSTANTINE : You’re welcome.
MISS PIGGY: (To Kermit) Why can’t you compliment me like that, huh?
KERMIT : Oh boy!
CONSTANTINE : You just be honest, Kermit.
KERMIT : What qualifies as a compliment changes by the moment. It’s very strange.
CONSTANTINE : Yes.
MISS PIGGY: Well any song that was written for moi, of course, you know. You know “Wrecking Ball” was actually written for me …
KERMIT : Well, is that right?
MISS PIGGY: Yes, yes. As was … you know Celine Dion’s big hit “My Heart Will Go On”… ?
KERMIT : That was written for you?
MS. PIGGY: Me — yup, yup. I gave it to her.
KERMIT : Wow, wow.
MISS PIGGY: Yeah, I gave her a big break. Which is what I did in this movie, too. I gave her another big break, you know. That she will sing alongside moi for a couple of verses.
To hear Miss Piggy sing, see Kermit thrown into prison, and see Constantine being evil, go see Muppets Most Wanted opening everywhere on March 21.
Photo Source: Walt Disney Studios