Rashida Jones: Kermit the Frog totally flirted with me
March 13th, 2011
06:37 PM ET

Rashida Jones: Kermit the Frog totally flirted with me

Rashida Jones just might be the luckiest actress in Hollywood. In the new issue of Time Out New York, the actress reveals that she's gotten to work with two of her biggest idols: The Muppets and Rob Lowe.

Jones stars as a tough network executive in the much anticipated November movie "The Muppets," and she says sharing scenes with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends was a dream come true.

"It was really, really f—d up in, like, a really good way," she says of the experience. "I kind of understand now why people freak out when they see celebrities that they love, because that’s how I feel about every single Muppet. My child brain was so confused by the whole thing. I oftentimes would speak to Kermit and almost forget [Steve Whitmire, who voices Kermit] was even there."

The brunette beauty makes it clear, however, that there will be no romance between her character and Kermit. "Listen, it’s Kermit and Piggy forever, you know what I mean? I’m not getting anywhere near that," she says. "He’s cute — I mean, he definitely flirted with me — but no. Kermit and Piggy forever."

One person Jones doesn't mind flirting with is Lowe, her love interest on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and real-life childhood crush.

"I think I had to make out with him on the [his] first day of work, and it was also his birthday. Shoot, it was like my birthday," she says. "He’s lovely, he’s so sweet and it doesn’t hurt at all that I have fantasized about him for my whole life, basically… He’s, to me, probably the cutest guy that ever lived."

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  1. Trebek

    CATEGORY: MUPPETS

    ANSWER: Kermit's Finger

    QUESTION: What's green and smells like pork?

    March 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. R L

    Rashida turns me on......

    March 15, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Calvin Hobbes

    Go green girl! And where is the Professor and my favorite, "Beaker". The Professor should conduct some iiPAD experiments on Beaker.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wingi

    How can someone who is black (ok, she's half white) be considered a "brunette??? Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton are her parents, if I'm not mistaken. She is beautiful nonetheless, and looks just like her mom...

    March 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sheldon Siegel

    Better green than Sheen!

    March 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sharon Odom

    That is what is great about the Muppets: You are sitting in your chair watching an old Muppet Show and you completely forget that this is felt sewn together with a hand up its butt. RIP Jim Henson, your creation lives on.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Be Quiet

    Why do people think it's fun to humanize the muppets? It's beyond stupid. Like when Rosie O'Donnell "interviewed" Elmo every other day.

    Can adults get back to talking now?

    March 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cambob

    I can't believe a trival story like this mentions NOTHING about charlie sheen. Doesn't everyone know he is the ultimate story of all time for all people everywhere that ever existed? Charlie Sheen is to muppets as flatulence is to dryer lint!!!

    March 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Be Quiet

    People who humanize the muppets should shampoo my crotch.

    March 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GenericName

    That Rashida Jones is easy on the eyes, that's for sure...

    March 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. blah999

    The last paragraph makes her sound like a real creeper

    March 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. the_dude

    This article is a gay

    March 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Vinnie

    gafc – I'm with you – she's lookin too damn skinny. Eat a sandwich girl!

    March 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bob

    I see all the trolls are out for a walk today.

    March 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. zeta

    What the hell is WRONG with you people?

    March 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • some emo kid

      Probably prenatal iodine deficiency or else dropped on their heads as infants.

      March 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Paul Michael Glaser

    My ole lady died but I wouldnt mind banging on her fanny.

    March 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bieber 4 Life

    She is cute. Not saying i would sleep with her but i might stick my big to into her balloon knot.

    March 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Heliotrope

    She forgot that the sock on the end of a man's arm isn't real? And believes that it flirted with her?

    This is why America thinks celebrities are morons.

    "much-anticipated November movie The Muppets"

    Much-anticipated? By who?

    This is why America thinks journalists are morons.

    March 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buddha

      Everyone knows Kermit, but nobody knows Heliotrope, so define 'real?'

      March 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. BottomlessBe

    "Rashida Jones just might be the luckiest actress in Hollywood." Really?! The daughter of Quincy Jones is the 'luckiest' actress in Hollywood? That sentence never should be constructed, even in this context.

    March 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ryan H.

    Poor Jim Halpert. At least he has Pam as a consolation prize.

    March 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ScDiva

    Awww...she got to work with her cwush...how sweet!

    March 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Todd Balstrom

    She'd better be careful, she could end up with a frog in her throat. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

    March 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. steve

    LOL what if she met Bleeckie? that muppet on youtube and http://www.bleeckie.com. she'd be in for a real treat!

    March 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Squire

    Sweeet! Funny all the gay comments. I'm guessing average age is close to 12. @ D – you NAILED it!
    LOTTA haters out here too! I hope you all get sickle cell!

    March 14, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • SncrDerelict

      You hope they all get Sickle Cell? I guess you're not aware that you can't contract Sickle Cell, its conditions are inherited...

      Make no note that in an attempt to admonish the gay comments, you managed to insult another class of people...

      March 14, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • msyellarose

      I must second that SncrDerelict. Ignorance should no longer surprise me, yet once in a while someone opens up and lets it fly. One only has sickle cell anemia when the gene is passed to them from both parents. They will be born with the disease.

      March 14, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • ED209

      Really sickle-cell? That's inherited only (moron) and then only in people with African heritage!!! That's just rude and ignorant. How would you feel if someone you knew had or died from sickle cell? Grown up!

      March 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  25. gafc

    Is it just me, or is Rashida looking a bit gaunt?

    March 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  26. Rebel

    ^^ Asses ^^

    March 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  27. c~bud

    I didn't read the article, but I think I'm gay.

    March 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  28. lucky chucky

    Uww Rashida and Kermit, some puppet beasteality.

    March 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aumeshing

      I'm pretty sure that's Amphibiality, unless you add Piggy in there, then that would be what I call a PAAARRRTAAY!

      March 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in NJ

      Ir ain't easy bein' green!

      March 15, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  29. D

    Obviously comedy and humor is lost on some people.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jo

    Wow. Such anger over nothing? Meds on the night stand buddy. Hopefully.

    March 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Loggie

    Right next to your mom's panties

    March 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ranger Toad

    And Daddys Steely Dan.

    March 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Loggie's mom

    Loggie, those are MY panties. Put them back right now.

    March 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |

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