“The Muppets” Give Big Stars the Axe
Let me just start out with the Muppets movie did not disappoint in the slightest. It started out with a lot of singing, which initially frightened me, but they pulled through in the end.
With so many star studded cameos, “The Muppets” actually had to cut some of the bigger names out of the film. This doesn’t surprise me as every other scene featured one of their laundry list of celebs like Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, James Carville, and more in addition to Jason Segel and Amy Adams as the main characters.
But you won’t believe who ended up getting the axe..
Lady Gaga lost out on the chance to make her big screen debut in “The Muppets” after her cameo was cut from the final film.
The pop superstar, real name Stefani Germanotta, is a self-confessed Muppets fan and agreed to film a sequence in which she and her all-star entourage, including Ed Helms and John Krasinski, reportedly squared off against Miss Piggy. But Gaga’s film debut was left on the cutting room floor when director James Bobin was forced to drop a number of scenes to bring the three-hour movie down to 98 minutes, according to MovieHole.net.
He writes on the website, “Stefani Germanotta’s big moment from the film was cut. With her entourage, including Ed Helms, Eric Stonestreet … and John Krasinski, Gaga would have gone head-to-head with Miss Piggy in a sequence. Rumor has it Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ was somehow involved (which makes sense considering Piggy is the editor of Paris Vogue magazine in the film)…”
Gaga wasn’t the only pop star to miss out on a Muppets cameo — Katy Perry’s musical sequence, in which she spoofs her hit song “I Kissed A Girl,” didn’t make the cut either. Screenwriter Nick Stoller tells MTV.com, “At one point we had squirrels singing, ‘I Kissed a Squirrel,’ or it was Miss Piggy singing ‘I Kissed A Squirrel and I Liked It.’ More and more squirrels are lining up to kiss her, and she’s getting weirded out.”
I personally think these scenes could have added to the plot.. I even sort of wished when they “replaced Piggy” it would have been Snooki and not Miss Pooggy, but that’s just me.
What do you think of getting rid of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry? I’m hoping the dvd version will feature the axed celebs, especially these two.
And why do we put so much emphasis on the 98 minutes?! What do you think?