March 13th, 2011
06:37 PM ET
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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