Cher reveals she was 'frightened' to film the Mamma Mia sequel

Ruben Ruiz
July 17, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of "Mamma Mia" took over a London theater on Monday for the film sequel's world premiere with Oscar victor Meryl Streep and pop diva Cher among the attendees. "If Mamma Mia doesn't make an absolutely huge star out of her, I will eat my glitterball earrings".

The film comes 10 years after the first feelgood movie, featuring Abba hits, was a surprise box office hit.

Cher stars as the mother of the character played by Meryl Streep in the sequel, despite being just three years her junior.

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Despite being a superstar in her own right, the Believe singer, 72, admitted she was very nervous for her first day on set - but that her co-stars were nothing but welcoming, with Meryl Streep even confessing she was a fan.

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And he wrote: "Here We Go Again is consistently amusing, always amiably at its own expense".

The assessment was echoed by Cher, who plays Sophie's grandmother in a much-hyped cameo role, and said it was "fun at a time that we need fun". It also has touching moments, cast members said.

"It's not what you think of when you think ABBA, because I did it in a different way", she explained. With the film's worldwide release this Friday (July 20), only time will tell if it can match the success of The Greatest Showman album.

"Never in our wildest dreams did we think that these songs that we wrote would last for such a long time".

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