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16th Sep 2023

Meryl Streep is open to starring in a potential ‘Mamma Mia 3’

Is there anyone who is opposed to this? I think not.

Meryl Streep has spoken out about being open to returning to the world of Mamma Mia with some plot ideas that would see her character, Donna, brought back to life.

In the 2018 sequel, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!,’ it was revealed that Donna has sadly passed away from cancer, but the Oscar-winning actress did make one appearance for a singalong with her on-screen daughter, Amanda Seyfried.

However, this apparently isn’t stopping Streep, 74, who has said she is ‘up for anything’ as far as the Mamma Mia franchise is concerned.

Speaking to Vogue, the The Devil Wears Prada actress discussed a potential third installment of everyone’s favourite musical movies.

Credit: IMDb

“I’m up for anything. I’ll have to schedule a knee scoping before we film, but if there’s an idea that excites me, I’m totally there.

“I told [producer and creator] Judy [Craymer] if she could figure out a way to reincarnate Donna, I’m into that. Or it could be like in one of those soap operas where Donna comes back and reveals it was really her twin sister that died.”

Meanwhile, Craymer, who we have to thank for the original Broadway musical, confessed that fans were not happy with her for killing off Donna, but says she isn’t ruling out bringing her back.

Credit: IMDb

“We went back and forth in time with the second one, so now we have the creative licence to explore this world further. We still don’t really know what happened to Lily James’s version of Donna in those middle years.

“Or what happens to Donna and Sam [Pierce Brosnan] after the first movie? Will Harry [Colin Firth] ever settle down? I think we have to bring a certain closure to these characters.

“All of their odysseys lead them back to the island, because that’s where they all want to be in their older years.”

While Cramer and Streep are not the only ones who would like to see Mamma Mia become a trilogy.

The actor who plays Bill, Stellan Skarsgård, says he doesn’t think any of the cast would ‘shy away’ from doing another movie.



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