AS if the cast of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again wasn’t starry enough already, pop royalty has been added to the mix with Cher confirming that she will be appearing in the much-anticipated sequel to the musical hit.
Taking to Twitter to reveal the news, the actress and singer – who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1988 for her performance in Moonstruck – announced that she would be returning to the big screen for the first time in seven years. While the 71-year-old kept tight-lipped about what role she will play, she tweeted “FERNANDO” in reference to the Abba song and confirmed that she has been rehearsing routines with the cast already, saying: “Just went through two dance numbers, everyone’s great.”
Filming for the follow-up is taking place in the UK and Croatia, according to the BBC, with the release date slated for next summer. Many of the original cast are confirmed to return, including Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth. The sequel is also reportedly going to feature younger versions of some of the characters played by Lily James, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan and Hugh Skinner.
See the original cast then and now, below.