Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Cher and Meryl Streep stun at Mammia Mia premiere — Blue carpet glamour

Cher and Meryl Streep stun at Mammia Mia premiere — Blue carpet glamour

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The sequel to "Mamma Mia" is everything someone who loved the original could ever want - unless what you wanted was tons of scenes of Cher and Meryl Streep together.

Ahead of its arrival in theaters this Friday, members of Mamma Mia!

The film is set after the events of the first but features extensive flashbacks to 1979 to tell the story of how Donna came to be on the Greek island of Kalokairi and unsure of who her baby's father is. "I went out to see her in Vegas last week", he giggles.

The 72-year-old star of Mamma Mia!

"I laughed out loud many times when I read (the script's first draft)". The cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Lily James, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, and this instalment is directed by Ol Parker.

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Streep laughingly explained that Cher "appropriately" plays her mother in the long-awaited sequel - which is once again based on the classic hit songs by Swedish pop group ABBA.

"After I did 'Fernando, ' I thought it would be really fun to do an album of Abba songs, so I did", Cher said on the NBC television daytime show "Today".

We suggest putting on your favorite pair of denim overalls, sneaking into a bachelorette party, and singing ABBA songs at the top of your lungs.

"That doesn't make any difference", said Cher in an interview with People.

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of Abba must over the years have considered what they would do if they were asked to sign off on a second iteration of what can only be called the Mamma Mia! movie franchise - which first appeared in 2008.

"It's so humbling and I'm grateful but I can not say I understand quite how that happened".

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