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I will never do anything Muppety

posted by Susannah Breslin   Dec 22, 2015

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A surprisingly moving micro-oral history of “How we made: The Muppet Christmas Carol”:

When I met Michael Caine to talk about playing Scrooge, one of the first things he said was: “I’m going to play this movie like I’m working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. I will never wink, I will never do anything Muppety. I am going to play Scrooge as if it is an utterly dramatic role and there are no puppets around me.” I said: “Yes, bang on!” He was intimidating to start with, but he’s a delight.
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