Watch out Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert — there’s a new new face of late night talk and she’s taking no prisoners. The woman who found fame on “The Muppet Show” and in a number of movies is now the star of “Up Late with Miss Piggy” and the documentary series “The Muppets,” which goes behind the scenes of the show and also looks into the personal lives of Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and friends.
Somehow she does it all while working closely with her ex-boyfriend Kermit and looking for love in 2015, which is why Miss Piggy is one of Zap2it’s Ones to Watch 2015.
Of course, as you’ll find out reading her Q&A below, there’s only one true love in Miss Piggy’s life and that’s Miss Piggy. Also, she’s currently binge-watching “Game of Thrones,” which is awesome.
After getting to know her below, go ahead and follow Miss Piggy on Twitter at @misspiggy.
What’s the current home-screen picture on your phone?
What else!? Moi … as seen on my talk show, “Up Late with Miss Piggy”
What are your can’t-miss TV shows?
Well, of course, I adore “The Muppets” on ABC and my talk show “Up Late with Miss Piggy” (seen in many markets, and even more if my executive producer Kermit would do his job). And I love anything with “Real Housewives” in the title. As a star, I’ve never had to be real or a housewife, so it’s fascinating for me to watch how they live.
What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
“Happy” by Pharrell … Well, it always made me happy the first 20,235 times I heard it. But then, on the 20,236th time, I just snapped. Now I mostly listen to myself sing.
What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
“Mama Get The Hammer There’s a Fly on Papa’s Head” by Lou Monte. What can I say, it makes me laugh.
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
Zombie apocalypse. They’re already here, so there’s no commute.
What’s the last item you purchased?
While I was doing this interview, I bought something with diamonds online. I’ll have to wait till it gets here to figure out exactly what it was.
Do you have any current pop-culture obsessions?
I’ve been binge watching “Game of Thrones” … but mostly for the wardrobe. Love that look.
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
I’m in showbiz, so I bruise my ego a lot. But when it comes to injuries, I’m more of a giver than a receiver.
Do you have any nicknames?
Other than “moi”….“The diva” and “The Paradigm of Porcine Pulchritude”? None that I can think of.
Your first kiss — who and when?
Sorry, I’m saving that for my next book. Let’s just say it didn’t involve a frog.
What’s the worst place you have ever been to?
An outlet mall just before Christmas. It’s brutal.
What’s your spirit animal?
A lioness. She does it all, even though he has better hair.
What was the last lie you told?
That this interview is the most fun I’ve had all day.
Do you have any strange phobias?
Incognitophobia. Fear of not being recognized.
Air guitar or hairbrush singer?
Hairbrush singer. But I always travel with a back-up Air Guitar Band.
Who is your last text message from?
Me. I love to hear from people I love.
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, What’s the third sentence?
Oh sure, it was fine for him to hang out with blue-nosed chicken-dating weirdos, pun-impaired bears, conniving shrimp and assorted other pests before he met you. But he’s met you and they’re still around … and they never go away!” – from “The Diva Code” by Miss Piggy.
If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
Famous person who doesn’t do anything to be famous. When I started in show business, you had to be able to sing, dance, act, and have talent to have a career. Now, you can be famous with no talent whatsoever! Now that’s a great career!
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
In the hallway outside this interview, walking by and saying “Whew, I’m glad they’re not asking me all those questions.”
Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?
I love certain celebrities — George, Brad, Hugh, Liam, Denzel, etc. But I’ve never been starstruck by them. They, on the other hand, have been repeatedly struck by moi.
What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?
I have no idea. I’ve never had to carry a bag. That’s why one has “people,” n’est ce pas?
What’s your favorite beverage?
What food can you not resist?
Chocolate, double chocolate and any other amplification of chocolate that they can come up with.
What do your friends make fun of you for?
Nothing. That’s why they’re my friends.
What clique did you belong to in high school?
The Miss Piggy Appreciation Clique. Needless to say, it was very exclusive. In fact, for a while there, I was the only member. But that has certainly changed, hasn’t it!? (FYI: That’s a rhetorical question, to which the answer is “yes”.)