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11/23/2011 by Olivia Allin

Rashida Jones, who is known for her roles in "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office," says that one of the side-effects of starring in "The Muppets" movie was believing the magic was real.

"It's pretty awesome [working with Muppets]," Jones told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the film's Hollywood premiere. "I forgot that they weren't real a lot of times and I would request them for off-camera and I would often talk to them and forget that there was like, a person controlling them. It was kind of sad."

The Muppets are a group of puppets the late Jim Henson created in the mid-1950s, which include Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rowdy "Animal." They starred in several of their own television shows throughout the years and the franchise has also spurred several films, such as "The Muppets Take Manhattan" in 1984, "Muppets from Space" in 1999.

Segel, who stars in the comedy series "How I Met Your Mother," co-wrote the script of the film. "The Muppets" also stars Emily Blunt, Mickey Rooney, British funnyman Ricky Gervais, Charles Grodin and television chef Rachael Ray. Alan Arkin, Mila Kunis, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes are all set to make cameos, among others.

The 35-year-old actress said she was a huge fan of the Muppets franchise but after appearing in the film, she has a new favorite.

"I loved 'The Muppets Take Manhattan,' I'm all about a caper and Muppets, you know? But just in general, every single Muppet is my dream come true," Jones continued. "Now that we've worked together, I've got to say Kermit [is my favorite.] We got along really well."

Though there was a petition to have the Muppets host the Oscars, Billy Crystal, who makes a cameo in the film was named the 2012 Oscars host, but Jones said she wasn't disappointed in her new friends.

"The Muppets can't really disappoint me," Jones said. "Nothing they do is disappointing."

Jones is known for her role in films such as "I Love You, Man" and "The Social Network," as well as television shows "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation."

She recently appeared opposite Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel in "Our Idiot Brother," where she made headlines for her on-screen kiss with Deschanel.

"The Muppets" hit theaters on November 23. Watch a trailer below.

Additional reporting by Tony Cabrera, special correspondent for KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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