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Saturday 22 July 2017

No Muppets nudity for Segel

Jason Segel won't be getting his kit off in front of the Muppets
Jason Segel won't be getting his kit off in front of the Muppets

Jason Segel has promised he will not be baring all in The Muppets.

The How I Met Your Mother star famously stripped off in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but insists his clothes will stay firmly on in the forthcoming film featuring the late Jim Henson's puppets.

"I do not do any full frontal nudity - Kermit, on the other hand, is always full frontal," he joked to Entertainment Weekly, when he unveiled the first clips at CinemaCon.

Jason - who also co-wrote and produced the movie - and Amy Adams play a couple whose relationship has stalled, because Jason's character won't commit. They take a trip to Los Angeles, where they meet the Muppets in their first feature film since 1999's Muppets From Space.

"The Muppets were my first comic influence as a kid, and I don't know if you remember, but when you're young, Kermit is Tom Hanks," he continued.

"I realised there is a whole generation of children who haven't gotten to have the same experience I had. The Muppets never make fun of anyone. It's all about kindness and laughter and love and friendship. That's been missing in a lot of movies, and to bring that back for a new generation is a real honour," he added.

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