As the star, co-screenwriter and an executive producer on The Muppets, it’s safe to say Jason Segel has a lot invested in the project. Thankfully, when I got to visit the set earlier this year, everything I saw and learned tells me The Muppets is going to be a great movie and something entire families are going to be able to enjoy together.
While on set, I got to participate in a group interview with Segel between takes. He talked about the challenges of acting opposite puppets, designing the newest Muppet (Walter), how the script changed during the many years it took to get the film made, why they cast Amy Adams, were there any lesser-known Muppets he tried to get in the movie, what was it like to balance How I Met Your Mother with filming The Muppets, and so much more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.