Someone alert the Lollipop Guild: Miss Piggy's coming to town — and she's brandishing a broomstick! This May, ABC will air The Muppets' Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a two-hour twist on the classic fable that casts Kermit as the Scarecrow, Gonzo as the Tin Man, Fozzie as the Cowardly Lion and Miss Piggy — in a tour de force that is already garnering Emmy buzz — as all four witches. During a break in filming, the ageless beauty chatted with TV Guide Online about her latest acting challenge and rumors that the Vancouver set wasn't big enough for her and pop star Ashanti, who stars as Dorothy.TV Guide Online: Did you have a favorite witch?
Miss Piggy: It is so difficult to choose a favorite when moi is so exquisitely good as all four witches. But I must admit that after years of playing the adorable ingenue in my movies, it was a lot of fun to play that bad girl, The Wicked Witch of the West. Of course, it was difficult for someone as naturally sweet and demure as moi to act mean and nasty — but I managed. TVGO: Was it hard juggling all four roles?
Piggy: It was an enormous challenge! Heck, the costume changes alone would have done in a lesser talent. But I persevered to deliver four Emmy-worthy performances and enough screen time to satisfy even my biggest fan: moi. TVGO: Were you concerned about Kermie spending all that time with Ashanti?
Piggy: I always trust Kermie, especially with the kind of surveillance equipment that's available today. He is a professional and Ashanti is a professional, and together they were two professionals working together — as professionals. And believe moi, if those surveillance tapes had shown me anything different, Ashanti would've found out what it was really like to go over the rainbow. TVGO: So, all those rumors of tension between the two of you are...
Piggy: Tension between moi and Ashanti!? Ha-ha! Of course not! We got along famously! I like her, she likes me and I like me! What's not to like?