At the press conference for Muppets Most Wanted, Kermit the Frog addressed why he wasn't cast to play his dead-ringer Constantine, Piggy talked about her scene with Celine Dion, and Constantine talked about his future plans. Least to say, it was a very interesting press conference.
"It didn't make sense for me to play Constantine because we have a few scenes together," said Kermit in response to a question about how he could quite easily play the look-alike evil frog. He added, "And I don't really work on green screen."
Muppets Most Wanted, like its predecessor, is a musical. However, Ty Burrell only got one song—in which he spoke most of the words. "America and the world was spared my singing voice except for two notes," he laughed.
Sam Eagle, who plays his friendly rival in the movie, protested. "You are selling yourself short. You are a great singer, a great actor, and a great American."
It seems that the two bonded over the making of Muppets Most Wanted, even after their initial rivalry!
Hanging out with the Muppets and starting his acting career has certainly led the villain Constantine to consider his plans for the future.
"I am actually thinking about doing a Netflix original program," said Constantine. "I will call it 'House of Toads.'"
Ricky Gervais, who plays Constantine's "badguy" sidekick in the movie, commented on their friendship. "We bonded over our hatred of most of the other Muppets," Ricky deadpanned.
I had the opportunity to ask Kermit if there was ever a time when he mimicked other people instead of being true to himself.
Kermit answered, "That's what we do for a living, don't we? We have a very strange psychological disorder in doing a lucrative career." Well said, Kermit, well said.
In the movie, one of the great cameos is Celine Dion in a duet with Miss Piggy. The press asked Piggy what it was like to film with Dion.
"Working with Celine Dion was a pleasure and a joy for her. I am only too happy to let her ride my coattails up to oh, the Oscar stage, with moi," said Piggy with a flourish. "[The experience] was very meaningful to her."
Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters March 21, 2014.