Jason Segel and Kermit Take on GQ Q&A!
They say opposites attract, but as seen in their latest interview with GQ, How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel and Kermit the Frog are actually a lot more alike than you might think!
The stars from the upcoming Muppets movie sat down with GQ for a fun and informative Q&A about working together, Miss Piggy, immortality, and more.
When asked if they had been fans of each other’s films, Jason told GQ:
“When you're a kid, Kermit is Jimmy Stewart, he's Tom Hanks, he's the Everyman, and it really inspired me as to what I want to be as an actor."
Kermit: “Aw, that's so nice! I do like Jason's movies! Especially Forgetting Sarah Marshall -- that opening scene inspired me to continue to work naked.”
With that unforgettable scene we see one thing Jason and Kermit have in common, which is the enjoyment of being nude while the camera is rolling! Kermit gave his response on whether he uses a body double anytime during the movie, saying, “I have, mostly in the love scenes with Miss Piggy. In a really, really wide shot, we can use a watermelon.”
Speaking of Miss Piggy, Kermit enlightened readers on their current status,
“I’ve known Piggy for a number of years -- a number of decades, really, though she might not appreciate that candor. But yes, there is a spark for certain, and it is still sparking. Passion, I would say. It’s passion to either extreme.”
You can read more of the hilarious How I Met Your Muppet article on GQ.com.