Miss Piggy loves being an icon.
Gay icon, diva icon, style icon, feminism icon, journalism icon. You name it. The divine swine is an icon to all. “I am everyone’s icon,” she told a roomful of reporters. “I am an icon to all who will have moi.”
Her fabulousness, star of the new movie Muppets Most Wanted, which opens in theatres on March 21, held court in Toronto on Tuesday, at the front of a third-floor suite in the posh Shangri-La Hotel on University Avenue. At a table (with her puppeteer Eric Jacobson hidden demurely behind a curtain), Piggy bantered with film critic Richard Crouse, who hosted the press conference.
As much as she loves the spotlight, and being adored by fans of all sexualities, don’t expect to see her marching in any Pride parades. “Oh, I don’t march,” she said when questioned by Toronto Life. “I’m always wearing high heels, you know. I get a car wherever I go.” Naturally.