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Jason Segel Interview For The Muppets

Jason Segel Says He and His Puppet Brother Walter "Are Both Muppets"

Jason Segel is the star and cowriter of this week's The Muppets, and I sat down to chat with him — and the Muppet who plays his brother, Walter, in the film. The two pals chatted about what huge Muppets fan they've always been, how close they are now, and their favorite moments filming the movie. Watch now for the magical chat with the hilarious costars!

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we're close. We're like two peas in a pod. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. We've gotten so close we can finish each others... Typewriters. No, we're just brothers. We're just brothers and we're both pretty Muppety. Yeah. Yeah, I think we're both Muppets. So you guys seem very close, now that you've played brothers. Well, we're sitting right next to each other. Absolutely. Inches away. Yeah. Are you sad that you're not working together now? Yeah. Yeah. I think we've missed each other but we've been doing this junket for the past couple of days and we've gotten to spend a lot of time together. I mean, we're close. We're like two peas in a pod. Yeah, yeah. We've gotten so close we can finish each others... Typewriters. Aren't you going to to talk about? No. Oh. And you play brothers, but one of you is a Muppet. Is there any idea how that happened? Are you half-brothers? No, we're just brothers. We're just brothers, and were both pretty Muppety.We 're both Muppets. Yeah. And as huge Muppet fans, how have your feelings about them changed now that you've both worked with them? Oh. That's a great question! Yeah, mine have only enhanced, like getting to see these guys at work doing what they do. It's awe inspiring. It really is. You know, I was a huge fan before this whole process. And now, I wouldn't have thought it possible but, I'm a bigger fan now. Yeah. They're so funny and professional and just brilliant at what they do. And if you had to, without thinking say who your Favorite Muppet is, besides Walter? Who is it? Its Kermit the frog. It always has been. I always try to think of a really obscure Muppet so Ill look cool, like I know everything about the Muppets, but I would be lying if I didn't say Kermit. And Walter? Yeah, no. It's the same answer. Kermit's great, you know. I see you're wearing your Kermit watch. Oh yeah, did you see that? I still have it on, Baby! Do you ever take it off? Well, sure, you know, I can't get it wet. Yeah. I take it off in the shower. And you sing and dance in the movie... I do. ...which we don't get to see you do that often. Yeah. Not nearly enough, no. I know, right? I think, I think after this movie breaks--I mean, I don't want to jinx anything. But, I think we're going to see a lot more singing and dancing Jason Segel flicks. Yeah, I think the world has been demanding it for a long time. You look at the world, you know, and realize that, you know, there's somethings that are really going down hill and there's--politics is in a rough spot and I think largely it's because they haven't been doing enough dancing. You know, once you get back to the singing and dancing, I think things might start to turn. I think things might turn around. Yeah. And I've heard that you have gotten a little bit emotional on set and maybe even cried. Yes. But what would have been... Daily. Yeah. It had nothing to do with being on set, I just... No, no, he had a lot problems going on in his personal life. ...had problems going on. Well, if you had to pinpoint the single greatest moment while you were making this movie what would it be? Wow. The single greatest moment was on the night of my birthday. We were filming on Hollywood Boulevard and we had a thousand extras and all of the Muppets and I came out and they all sang me happy birthday. It was a very, very special moment, yes. And for you? It's so difficult to choose just one moment. I think just starting the film, you know. Yeah. I think just being there day one. And like, this is going to be my life for the next - well, possibly for the rest of my life, you know. That's right yeah. It was the first day of the rest of my life. I never really understood what that meant until that moment. That's right. And is there any chance that Walter might cameo in any of your future projects. I certainly hope so. I have a feeling he's going to be tough to get after this movie comes out. Oh no, for you? Please. Thanks. Yeah. No. for reals. I've heard that before. Well not from me. No. Okay, all right, I'm going to take your word for it. Yeah, no, I'm good. I mean, I haven't seen Russell Brand in a while.



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