Constantine is the world's "Number One" criminal and a doppelgänger of Kermit the Frog. He is the main antagonist in the film Muppets Most Wanted, along with his sidekick Dominic Badguy (aka "Number Two"). Constantine sets out to steal the Crown Jewels of England. However, mayhem ensues when he gets entangled with the Muppet troupe on their European tour.
He is almost identical to Kermit aside from a few details. His pupils are shaped like Kermit's, but are slanted in toward each other at a sharper angle. Kermit's signature 11-point collar is duplicated, but Constantine's is notably shorter. The most distinguishable difference is a beauty mark on Constantine's face.
In the film, Constantine, concealed in a black cloak, confronts Kermit and slaps a fake mole to his face, which gets him mistaken for the evil frog and thrown in a Siberian gulag. Constantine disguises himself as Kermit by covering up his mole with green makeup, and his thick Russian accent is passed off by Dominic as Kermit having caught a cold.
When asked whether he would be playing both the role of himself and Constantine, Kermit replied in the negative (although he did imply that nepotism was involved in casting):
- "No. We talked about putting me in makeup and having me play both roles, but we decided Constantine needed to be a guy who could do a Russian accent. And, you know, I'm a pretty accomplished actor and all, but besides The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films, I've only really ever played myself. The great thing is, I have like 3,000 relatives back in the swamp, so it was quite easy to find a frog who could play Constantine."
Behind the Scenes
"Evilen Froggen" posters
Constantine's German language "Wanted" posters across Berlin, while mostly correct, feature some mock-German in the phrase "Evilen Froggen." In order to claim correctness, it would have to depict Constantine as a "Böser Frosch" instead.
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