September 10, 2011

An Interview With Miss Piggy


The Muppets

To celebrate Fashion Week in New York, Miss Piggy – of Muppets fame – took some time out to answer a few questions. True to her no-holds-barred honesty, Miss Piggy was open with her views on coming back to the big screen, her take on fashion, as well as her multiple Oscar snubs. I’ve loved Miss Piggy since I was a child so this was a phenomenal opportunity to be privy to this interview.

In the upcoming The Muppets movie, scheduled to hit theaters November 23rd, Miss Piggy portrays the plus-size fashion editor of Vogue Paris. According to Miss Piggy, Kermit and the group come to Paris to convince her to return to American and get back with the Muppets to save the day and put on some big show. She would not give away the movie ending, instead saying ‘Go see the movie and find out.’

Here is an excerpt from the recent interview with Miss Piggy. [Note: Due to her strict diva demands, the complete interview was not made available to me.]

Miss Piggy
Famous Interviewer: How does your life differ from the characters you portray on the big screen?

Miss Piggy: In real life, my wardrobe is much, much bigger and more expensive, but I’m a lot like what you see on the big screen. The camera does add a few pounds—when people meet me in person they’re always amazed at how svelte I am. Take my word for it.

FI: What made you agree to star in Disney’s “The Muppets”?

MP: It was written especially for moi. And they said I could keep all the shoes.

FI: You are a fashion icon. What is your secret?

MP: I have a few fashion secrets:

  • Never wear anything that requires a hoist to get into.
  • There is no such thing as too much accessorizing.
  • If it’s expensive, it fits.
  • Style comes in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, the bigger you are, the more style you have.

FI: Are you and Kermit together?Of course we’re together.

MP: In the movie, we seem to be apart, but that’s just for dramatic tension. In real life, we’re fabulously happy and the longest-running interspecies couple in all of Hollywood.

To get a closer look at The Divine Miss P you can check out the array of Miss Piggy videos she has ‘authorized’.

Miss Piggy website image


On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the interview with Miss Piggy. I receive PR information from Disney Studios, but am not required to post anything. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions and commentary are mine. I did not meet Miss Piggy, but then again she’s a very busy star and often doesn’t have time for people like me.



Shifra September 11, 2011 at 5:33 am

I loved Miss Piggy as a kid and wish my kids liked The Muppets…they seen to be afraid of them.

Sara September 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I don’t know what it is about the Muppets, my daughter isn’t all that in to them. I have to say, though, that seeing them at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios really helped her. Maybe it was just the fun setting. Although, she does love the Manamenah song.

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