As screenwriter and star of the new Muppets movie, Jason Segel, got the wheels in motion for those lovable puppets, he had one co-star in mind and one co-star only: Amy Adams. In fact, Kermit the Frog personally invited Amy to join the cast!
According to PopSugar (via Huffington Post), Amy told reporters, “When I heard they were doing a new one I was really excited. Jason sent me a DVD where he and Kermit were inviting me to be part of The Muppets. It was really cool. Once Kermit asks you to do something it is really hard to look at him and say, “No.” So I was hooked!”
Hooked indeed! It sounds like Jason had his sights set on Amy all along. He admitted, “I wrote it for her. She was in my mind from the beginning.”
He added, “I mean this woman can do anything. But she’s able to do this wide-eyed naivety that is not part of her personality in real life. She’s one of the most smart, on top of it women I’ve ever met.” Sounds like Jason is a huge Amy fan since he continued to praise the Oscar nominated actress.
“She is totally game. She’s up for it. She also really gets the joke. So she was just the perfect choice right from the start. I don’t know what I would have done if we hadn’t gotten her.”
The Muppets will open in theaters on November 23.