In interviews with the BBC and The Daily Record at the London Film Festival premiere of Atom Egoyan’s Chloe, actress Amanda Seyfried was asked a lot of questions about her previous work, but the one question that led the pack is whether there might be a sequel to the global blockbuster hit musical Mamma Mia!. There has been some rumbling of a sequel happening after the original movie grossed $609 million worldwide, and it would seem likely that the sequel would revolve around Seyfried’s Sophie and her new husband Sky, played by Seyfried’s real-life boyfriend Dominic Cooper.
When asked about the sequel by the BBC, Seyfried’s roundabout double-negative way of saying the producers are looking into sequel possibilities went something like this:
“I’ve been talking to some insiders and it’s not something that they haven’t been working on. I don’t actually know anything other than that.”
Recently, Seyfried’s co-star Colin Firth said that Abba founder Benny Andersson was not happy about the idea of more of the group’s music being used for a second movie, but Seyfried seems optimistic that things would work themselves out for a sequel to continue the musical tradition of the original.
Seyfried told the BBC, “I know it’s still going to be Abba music, because what else would it be? Come on, I wouldn’t do Mamma Mia 2 without Benny and Bjorn.”
Whether or not you liked the original movie, one cannot deny its popularity worldwide, and one would think there would be too much money at stake for either of Abba’s founders or the producers to balk at finding some way to continue the story beyond the stage musical.