Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets are back in Muppets Haunted Mansion. The Disney+ Halloween special sees the Muppet gang spending the night in a Muppet-ized version of the iconic Haunted Mansion attraction alongside a cast of celebrity guests. Muppets Haunted Mansion will be available to stream on Disney+ on October 8.
Screen Rant sat down with the diva herself, Miss Piggy to talk about working with other stars and reuniting with old friends.
Screen Rant: There are so many celebrities in this movie, including yourself. Do you ever get starstruck by anyone? And who are you most starstruck by on set?
Miss Piggy: Oh, my gosh. No. No. I mean, let’s get serious.
But we did have a lot of wonderful friends of mine who came to visit us. We had Taraji P. Henson, Darren Chris, Yvette Nicole Brown, Will Arnett, Danny Trejo – he’s in everything we do these days – Craig Robinson, Pat Sajak! Pat Sajak, believe it or not. So, I think, in return, he’s going to have me on Wheel of Fortune and I’m going to be one of the prizes. I think that’s the plan.
Who was most starstruck by you?
Miss Piggy: Oh, that’s that’s a good question. It’d have to be Darren Chris. We don’t actually have any scenes together in the special because he couldn’t do it. He couldn’t bring himself to actually be in moi’s presence. Since then, we’ve gotten to be very good friends and all but yeah, he couldn’t bring himself to do it.
Now, I have to ask you, and I don’t mean to cross the line, but your breakup with Kermit really rocked the nation. You two did this special together. What’s your current status? What’s going on?
Miss Piggy: You know, not a lot is going on right now! You know, we got together, we did the special. It was really nice. It’s a little kind of mini-reunion for a lot of the Muppets. We haven’t seen each other in a long time. I haven’t really seen much of Kermit either. It’s been hard the past year or so, I think it’s been hard for a lot of people. We’ll see what happens when all this craziness is over.
Are you open to rekindling?
Miss Piggy: “But for now, Miss Piggy: single, mingling.
Miss Piggy: Yup. I mean, as much as you can mingle these days.
Well, thank you so much, Miss Piggy. I’m out of time. But it’s such an honor to meet you.
Miss Piggy: It is, isn’t it?