AceShowbiz - Amanda Seyfried would "say yes in a heartbeat" to starring in "Mamma Mia! 3", but doesn't think it will ever happen because "there aren't enough ABBA songs to make a third movie."
The 34-year-old actress played Sophie in 2008's "Mamma Mia!" and its 2018 follow-up, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again". And after producer Judy Craymer recently revealed she was considering making the films into a trilogy, Amanda weighed in on the possibility in an interview with Collider.
Reflecting on the idea of a third film, Amanda said, "Listen, every single person in that movie would say yes in a heartbeat because we want to hang out with each other. That's what we talked about last time, like, 'Did we ever think that we'd end up here again on an Island in Croatia?' "
"So yeah, I wish there was a Mamma Mia! 3, but I'll tell you what - I've said it before and I'll say it again and I hope I'm wrong again," Amanda admitted. "I don't think there are enough ABBA songs to make a third movie. Because we'd have to use Super Trooper again and we'd have to use Mamma Mia again and have to use them in a different way."
While Meryl Streep starred as Sophie's mum Donna in the first film, the second centred on Sophie's life following her mother's death, and featured flashbacks of a young Donna - played by Lily James. And while Donna's passing came as a huge shock to fans, Amanda maintains it was the best option, because it opened the storyline up in more ways than one.
"Well, it's a better story, because they had something to grow on," she said of the sequel. "Like the first story had to match the stage show. So it was like, they were kind of stuck. With the second story, it could have been anything. Having Meryl's character die kind of gave us so many good storylines."
"It was kind of a genius idea because you're like, no, we don't want to lose her. But at the same time, look at what you can do, you can go back. And Lily James can play young Meryl. It was just perfect. It was so well written."