Skip Nav
The Girl in the Spider's Web Trailer
Movie Trailers
Claire Foy Completely Transforms in the New Trailer For The Girl in the Spider's Web
Stars on the Set
Nothing to See Here, Just Pennywise Clowning Around on the Set of It: Chapter Two
Last Christmas Romantic Comedy Movie Details
Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding's Christmas Rom-Com Sounds Like the New Love Actually
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey's Sexiest Music Videos Will Have You Feeling LOTS of Emotions
Giacomo Gianniotti on Meredith and DeLuca on Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Giacomo Gianniotti Hints at the "Energy" Building Between DeLuca and Meredith

Is Meryl Streep in the Mamma Mia Sequel?

Amanda Seyfried's Quotes About the Mamma Mia Sequel Have Us Worried About Donna

MAMMA MIA!, from left: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, 2008. Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

The exciting trailer for the Mamma Mia sequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, had fans of the original overjoyed at the colorful, romantic next installment in the story, but there appeared to be one catch: Meryl Streep was nowhere to be found. In fact, the trailer goes so far as to hint that her character, Donna, might be dead. As heartbreaking as that potential plot point is, it makes sense when you consider that the film has brought in a ton of new faces like Cher, Lily James, and Andy Garcia.

Since Donna's daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), is pregnant in the film, we have to assume that something serious is preventing Donna from being there for her during her pregnancy. Why else would her beloved best friends Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie (Julie Waters) be standing in for her? Then again, Streep is listed as a part of the cast on IMDb. While we'll have to wait until the movie's July 20 premiere to find out for sure what the deal is, Seyfried seemed to confirm her onscreen mom's involvement during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"You do see her. She's, Meryl is very much a part of this movie," Seyfried explained, without denying that Donna has died. "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."

Welp, that doesn't tell us much. On the bright side, we have plenty of time to pick apart these vague quotes until the movie comes out this Summer!

Image Source: Everett Collection
From Our Partners
Meryl Streep's Reactions at the US Open 2018
Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep Big Little Lies Set 2018
Sexy Amanda Seyfried Pictures
Is Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia 2?
Amanda Seyfried Google Translate Songs on Jimmy Fallon 2018
Meryl Streep and Cher at the Mamma Mia 2 Premiere in London
Mamma Mia 2 "Dancing Queen" Scene
Pierce Brosnan Mamma Mia 2 Spoiler
Reactions to Greta Gerwig's Little Women Movie Casting 2018
Greta Gerwig's Little Women Movie Details
Meryl Streep and Cher Saved a Woman From Attack in Manhattan
Big Little Lies Cast Bowling Pictures
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds