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She's the real diva; As Hollywood divas go, few are more famous than Miss Piggy. The glamorous high-kicking star talks about the Academy Awards, life with Kermit, and plans for the future ... 5 mins with ... Miss Piggy.

Congratulations on the Oscar-winning success of The Muppets. It must be good to have been back on the big screen? Thank you. It would have been better if the song that won the Oscar had been one of mine, but I'm satisfied knowing that I was the inspiration. Were you gutted that Meryl Streep clinched the Oscar and you weren't even nominated? I'm not upset. I'm livid that the Academy simply refuses to recognise the contributions of pig actors, and all pigs really who work in the entertainment industry.

Who was the biggest diva on set? Out of the Muppets? Moi. I am the biggest diva on any set. Even if I'm not working on the movie.

Did you pop the question to your green co-star on February 29? Did moi pop the question? I've been demas ding that he marry me for years but it hasn't happened! I'm about to kick that frog to the kerb! Just leave him behind. I don't really need him. I could do a movie without him and all the other Muppets. I could do a one-woman movie. I don't need other actors. I don't need a director or cameraman.

I can do it all. You know what? I think I will. My next project will be a completely solo project. I'll just call it The Moi Project.

What's your verdict on size zero? And how do you manage to stay so svelte after all these years? I don't like to put labels on anything. That's usually why I cut the label out when I buy a dress. I don't want to be reminded of what size somebody else thinks I am. I don't have any problem with skinny models or anything like that. In fact, I really like working with them to tell you the truth. They hardly eat anything so I can have the whole catering table to myself.

You filmed The Muppet Show in the UK. Is it nice to know you still have so many British fans after all these years? Well, yes. It's no surprise that I have such devoted fans in the UK. I'm very happy that they went to see my movie and I'm sure that they're very happy that I finally did another movie. I don't know why I denied them the joy of seeing me on the big screen for so long, but I'm happy to have made amends.

The Muppet Show album was a phenomenon, knocking The Beatles' Live At The Hollywood Bowl off the number one spot. How did it feel to be bigger than the Fab Four? I'm not really that old. I did not experience the Beatles first hand. If they had a number one album 10 years after they broke up, it was about time somebody knocked them off the charts. If moi had been around when The Beatles were together, I would have to assume that they would not have been as big a hit as they were. Moi would have dominated the charts. Can we expect a new Muppet movie soon? Yes, I have already written a script... the first couple of pages. OK... I've come up with the title page. It's a short thing, but you will be seeing more of moi on the big screen.

Where and when were you happiest and why? When I'm in the arms of my love, Kermit the Frog.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why? I would change the fact there's only one of me. If I could, I would clone myself so I could be with all of my fans all over the world.

? The Muppets is released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 11.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 9, 2012
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