Who’s your favorite Muppet? And more importantly, are your
kids looking forward to Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted?
We’re super excited for the release of this family-friendly
flick, especially after attending the press junket in early March.
ModernMom was able to catch up with some of our favorite
celebrities (Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ricky Gervais ) along with real stars of
the movie – Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Constantine and Sam Eagle.
We got the scoop on all the behind-the-scenes gossip,
rivalries, fun facts and more! Here’s what we learned:
1. The movie’s original title was “The Muppets
Again” – which is why the opening song (written by the incredibly talented
Bret McKenzie) ends with the line “It’s the Muppets again, we’re the
Muppets again! It’s the Muppets!”
2. What’s the REAL reason why Kermit decided not to play a dual role as the film’s nearly identical villain Constantine? ” Well, you know it didn’t make sense for me to play Constantine ‘cause we do have a few scenes together and I don’t really work on green screen so we couldn’t really make that work. But plus, listen Constantine is actually a distant cousin, from Russia.”
3. Tina Fey’s kids aren’t impressed. The actress, who plays
tough as nails Gulag guard Nadya, joked that her daughters are “very
excited to see the movie, but as far as me being in it it’s mostly like, ‘Oh,
you’re in the poster now you be [Frozen's] Queen Elsa!’”
4. Sam Eagle doesn’t know the meaning of the word
“vacation.” The beautiful Beverly Hilton Hotel fell under the
jurisdiction of this watchful CIA agent when he was notified of a disturbance
in the lobby. We all felt safer knowing he was giving hotel security a hand.
5. Miss Piggy made at least one frenemy during the filming. After she strolled in fashionably late (total
diva), it quickly became obvious that Miss Piggy has been throwing mad shade at
co-star Tina Fey by refusing to meet her on set. They tried to keep things
professional but there was obvious tension between the two.