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Master Of Muppets
Jason Segel could have embarked on any project he wanted after the success of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. So he decided to revive his first comedy love, The Muppets. He talks to Roe McDermott about the enduring popularity of Kermit and co.
Roe McDermott, 01 Feb 2012
“Kermit was a big part of my decision,” says co-star Amy Adams. “I don’t like to tell Jason that cos he’s a little sensitive that I might be partial to Kermit, but I am.”
Adams previously showed off her gorgeous singing voice in Enchanted, and it came in handy in The Muppets’ toe-tapping musical scenes, which feature songs by Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenize.
“In the finale of the movie there are 200 extras, 100 dancers and 50 Muppets,” says Segel. “It was very surreal and it happened to take place on my birthday. I walked out from my trailer thinking I was coming to film, and everyone sang ‘Happy Birthday’, including the Muppets. I kept thinking, ‘I’ve tricked everyone. Somehow I’ve made this weird childhood dream come true.’ It was the craziest thing ever.”
The Muppets is in cinemas from February 17.