Have you seen The Muppets yet? Well it’s awesome! According to sources close to the film though, scenes featuring [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Katy Perry[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] had to be cut to shorten the film, thus making it a smidge less awesome. But still very very awesome!
Director, James Bobin, was tasked with the job of making the 3 hour film a mere 98 minutes for final audiences and in the wake of his cuts, both Lady Gaga and Kety Perry fell to the cutting room floor.
Their scenes, both epic in nature, would have provided almost too much Diva-tude for one audience to handle, especially since their scenes feature the infamously diva, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Miss Piggy[/lastfm]. Producer Clint Morris said, “Gaga would have gone head-to-head with Miss Piggy in a sequence.” And true to form, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Madonna[/lastfm]‘s “Vogue” was the centerpiece to their dance battle. This also would have marked Mother Monster‘s big screen debut.
As for Katy, a remix of her “I Kissed A Girl” was morphed into “I Kissed a Squirrel” and featured her and Miss Piggy smooching with the squirrels.
So why were those scenes cut again? Seems likes a bunch of missed opportunities to us. Well, look out for the DVD release. We’re banking on the deleted/extended scenes feature!
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