Meryl Streep is in for Mamma Mia! 3. The 74-year-old Oscar winner confirmed in a Vogue oral historical past of the 2008 musical movie that she would fortunately return for the following sequel. “I’m up for something,” Meryl stated within the piece printed Sept. 12. “I’ll must schedule a knee scoping earlier than we movie, but when there’s an concept that excites me, I’m completely there,” she added.
However there’s one huge drawback with Meryl showing in Mamma Mia! 3. Her character, Donna Sheridan, died earlier than the occasions of the 2018 sequel Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more, which follows Donna’s daughter Sophie (performed by Amanda Seyfried) reopening Resort Villa Donna in her honor. Lily James performs a younger Donna in flashbacks whereas Meryl solely makes a cameo on the finish of the film.
Nonetheless, Meryl advised Vogue she thinks they will discover a loophole to deliver again Donna. “I advised [producer Judy Craymer] if she might determine a solution to reincarnate Donna, I’m into that,” Meryl stated. “Or it might be like in a type of cleaning soap operas the place Donna comes again and divulges it was actually her twin sister that died. We could must name it Grand-Mamma Mia! by the point we make it!”
Meryl additionally defined that she determined to hitch the unique Mamma Mia! as soon as she noticed the Broadway musical after the 9/11 assaults. She stated the musical was “an necessary piece for me and my household on the time” after the “traumatic” terrorist assaults, and due to that she couldn’t flip down showing in director Phyllida Lloyd‘s film remake.
“I bear in mind my agent calling me to debate three gives that he thought have been fairly fascinating. All of them sounded very heavy and critical, after which on the finish of the decision he stated, ‘Oh, and I nearly forgot to say — you’re in all probability gonna snort — however the folks from Mamma Mia! need you. I’ll allow them to realize it’s a go.’ I perked up and stated, ‘Oh, God, no, I wanna do this!” Meryl stated.
The remainder of the Mamma Mia! solid — together with Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, and Dominic Cooper — confirmed that they’d return for a 3rd movie as properly. “I dare you to indicate me one one who doesn’t need a third Mamma Mia!“ Amanda stated to Vogue.
Producer Judy Craymer additionally desires the film to occur. “If I had my manner, Mamma Mia 3 could be within the can already. There must be one other one as a result of folks need it,” she stated. “The difficulty is we’re all getting older, and on the earth of Mamma Mia!, issues take their time. However we couldn’t be in a greater place so far as having a solid who’re desperate to do it.”