Question: Can you talk about filming in L.A.? Is that one of the reasons why you agreed to do the movie?
Adams: It’s a huge benefit for me having just had a baby. I can be at home and be working with The Muppets, which is such a family friendly set and family friendly film. She is here today. I’m sure you’ve seen me flying around with her. That is a huge plus. Also, just to get to introduce her to the Muppets is very fun. She was interacting with Walter today. It was the first time she had ever interacted with any of the Muppets. So that was cool.
Question: How involved with you with the musical numbers?
Adams: I’m somewhat involved in a few of them. I get in there.
Question: You said that you grew up with the Muppets. What was your exposure to them?
Adams: I watched The Muppet Movie obsessively. I can still pretty much say a lot of the lines and do a pretty mean Fozzie Bear. It’s actually the worst thing. They have me do it on the set all of the time and I am so bad of it. I realize they are laughing at me, but I still enjoy it.
Question: Jason talked about your wide eyed innocence and how you turn that on in your eyes. Is that something you are conscious about?
Adams: I come from musical theater and a lot of musical theater is about accepting fantasy. I think it is more about just being open and accepting. I think it comes from my musical theater background more than anything else. You know, musicals were at their height at a time of…the world seemed to be a more innocent place. We had less information. That is probably where it comes from more than anything. It is my experience in theater and more specifically musicals.
Question: Everyone loved Enchanted. Are you surprised that you guys have not been able to move forward with a sequel?
Adams: I don’t know. I haven’t thought a lot about it because I loved the first film so much. So I always just accept it that if that is the only one then I feel like it is a really great story. It has a beginning, middle, and end. I’m really comfortable with that. If they have a script then I am here. I haven’t seen anything, though. I don’t know if I am surprised by that. I really loved the first one and I think it stands alone.
Question: Is there another musical movie that you would like to do? Maybe a play that you did on stage?
Adams: I don’t know. I would like to do it on stage. I would like to do more on film. It would be great if they made them. They do make some, but not a ton. I’ve already done Enchanted and I think that is how people see me. I would like to go on stage and do musicals.
Question: Who is more intimidating to share a scene with: Meryl Streep or Ms. Piggy?
Adams: You know, you’re not the first person to ask me that. I have to say that I can’t win in that answer because I am working with Ms. Piggy. So if I say, “Meryl Streep” I have see Ms. Piggy tomorrow and it will be like, “So I heard…”. So I’m just going to plead the 5th. I know Meryl will be ok, but I don’t want to cross Ms. Piggy.
Question: What has been your favorite scene or part of the shoot that you have done so far?
Adams: There have been a couple of musical numbers that have been really fun to be a part of.
Question: Are you afraid that they are going to be cut or anything like that?
Adams: There is a lot of them. There is a part where Kermit gives a speech and it actually makes me very sentimental. I’m still hormonal. It’s having just had a baby.
Question: Are you part of the big scene in Hollywood Blvd?
Question: Can you tell us anything about it?
Adams: I don’t know anything about it. I know that it is a big dance number. It’s going to be fun.
Question: After doing a film like Enchanted and now The Muppets, does this mean you get an all access past to Disneyland?
Adams: From your mouth to god’s ear. That would be awesome. I would love it. Especially with my baby. We would have a good time. I love Disneyland. I have gone there a couple of times since Enchanted and it is a little strange. It’s not strange for me, but I think it is probably strange for the kids. We were in Fantasyland and all of a sudden you could see little girls start to get confused. They were like, “But I just saw Giselle in the big princess dress…but that is Giselle.” My fiancé was like, “We got to get out of here, Amy. We got to get out of here.” I said, “They are little girls. They are going to be fine. They are totally safe. They are just little girls.” [laughs]
Question: Have you run into yourself there? Would the universe collapse?
Adams: [laughs] No. I haven’t. I’ve seen the girl and I don’t know if she still does me there. But she was at the premiere and she also did the dancing at the Oscars when they did the musical number. She was the dancer and everyone thought it was me. It is an eerie resemblance. She does Giselle better than me I have to say. She is fantastic. So it was a little weird seeing somebody capture all of your mannerisms. It is very strange.