Girl Crush: Miss Piggy picks the next president... and it's a woman!
We all have those women we look up to in life. You know, the ones who inspire us to be confident and dream big. Women like Oprah. Women like J.K. Rowling. Women like... Miss Piggy. Happily for us, a childhood dream was realized when we got to sit down with the divine swine and discuss Muppets Most Wanted, troubled teen celebs and her ambitions to rule the world.
On Aug. 12, Muppets Most Wanted comes out on DVD, and Miss Piggy will once again be in her happy place: the spotlight.
The funny film — which features Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey — proved to be a hit with families, which doesn't come as any surprise to Miss Piggy. After all, she stars in the film. That alone, according to her, is incentive enough to see it.
When asked who her dream co-star would be, she didn't have to give it much thought. "You know what I'd like to do?" she posed. "In this last movie, Kermit had a doppelgänger. I think I would like a doppelgänger. I would like to work with me. I think that would be fabulous — I think I would be such a wonderful co-star to work with."
On sharing screen time with other divas
Of course, that's not to say she doesn't enjoy sharing the spotlight with the A-list stars she's been working alongside lately. Recent co-stars Tina Fey and Lady Gaga are both fabulous, she assured us. Even if they are just starting out in their careers....
"I loved them both. And, um, I believe Tina has a real future in comedy. Remember, folks, you heard that here first!" she shared.
As for Lady Gaga, Miss Piggy elaborated, "She's off to a good start, being in mwah's movie, certainly," she told us. "I think she's very talented as well, like mwah. You know, we have a lot in common. We are both talented, we dress for excess and, you know, we love to have frogs draped around our necks."
Perhaps what Missy Piggy likes most about Lady Gaga is the fact that Mother Monster has a bit of a reputation for being a diva. And we all know Miss Piggy is the diva with a capital THE.
"Oh, it's a wonderful thing to be," she asserted. "Not everyone can be a diva. As for what a diva is, well, it's someone who knows that anything worth doing is worth having someone else do it for you."
On feminism, politics and feeling froggy
So, clearly Miss Piggy is a diva, and proud of it. But does that also make her a feminist? Well, let's just say the jury is still out.
"I don't know, why don't you Google it? Look it up. What am I, a dictionary?" she sighed. "If I had to guess, um, I don't really see myself as a feminist. I see myself as a woman, certainly... a very strong woman. Very powerful. And I am not adverse to other women looking up at mwah, but you know, I never really saw myself as a feminist."
Interesting stuff, indeed. Still, while Miss Piggy keeps her pretty pig pucker relatively mum on the hot button topic of feminism, she isn't afraid to discuss other controversial topics. In fact, one issue in particular is near and dear to her heart.
"I think the most controversial subject for mwah is the legalization of interspecies marriage between frogs and pigs. I campaign for it constantly," she confessed. "And a certain frog better come over to my side of the argument. You catch my drift, frog? There are other frogs and pigs out there who are clamoring for this as well... we're not the only ones. "
But what, we wonder out loud, does Miss Piggy think about a female president?
"You know, I never considered it before, but all right... sure, sure. Thank you! I accept your nomination," she gushed.
There you have it — we can just go ahead and pencil Miss Piggy onto the ballot for the next election. You have to admit, "Miss Piggy for President" would look pretty fabulous on campaign pins.
But every POTUS needs a first mate, and it's clear Miss Piggy already has hers picked out. When we asked her to offer up some advice to JLo on establishing a successful relationship, Miss Piggy throws her presidential poise out the window.
"Oh yes, OK. JLo, listen to mwah," she said. "Here's my advice to you: Stay away from my frog! And that goes for all you other single ladies out there, too."
On diplomatic matters like Joan Rivers and Justin Bieber
If you're worried our first female POTUS can't handle conflict gracefully, though, don't be. Remember the Miss Piggy/Joan Rivers skirmish over Miss Piggy's style being deemed a faux pas on Fashion Police?
"This was a long time ago, OK? We have mended those fences," she assured us. "We did have a bit of a to-do that we are referring to as the "Thriller in Manolos," but now we just realized we're too much alike to ever be anything but best friends. Besties, right Joanie? Ha, ha, ha."
See? Water under the bridge, people. As for all those young stars who can't seem to find anything but trouble these days, Miss Piggy offered some very diplomatic words in response to our prodding about the Justin Biebers and Miley Cyruses of the world.
"You know, they're all very young," she told us. "I'm sure they are going to amount to something in their lives — you know, see some success. It may not be half the success I've found in my career, and I'm still in my 20s! You know, who knows where I'm going to go? What heights am I going to reach? It's anybody's guess. But you know, I think all those people you mentioned, they're very talented. I'm sure they'll amount to something."
So what does young Hollywood need to do to reach the pinnacle of success that is Miss Piggy? What's the key to becoming POTUS material?
"Well, just be born Miss Piggy. You know, that's what I did."