Amanda Seyfried confirms that Meryl Streep is “very much a part” of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
In the wake of the release of the trailer for the ABBA sequel, speculations arose that the character of Donna, played by Streep, had passed away. Luckily for fans, the 32-year-old actress spoke with ET and put those speculations to rest.
While not denying that Donna had died, Seyfried did reveal that moviegoers “do see her. She’s, Meryl is very much a part of this movie.” No, there are absolutely no flashbacks. No, because all the ‘flashbacks’ are of Lily [James] playing Donna. So it’s a prequel and a sequel, and so you see Meryl is very much a part of it.”
It’s been a decade since the release of the first Mamma Mia movie. Seyfried told ET, “It was like such a weird mind trip 10 years on. Like, I’m an adult now, a real bonafide adult with a baby, and these people related to me in such a different way and we all got along so well. It was so much like family and now they’ve seen me kind of grow up.”
You can see Seyfried next on her new action-packed film, Gringo alongside Charlize Theron.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is expected to hit theaters in the summer.