WATCH: Meryl Streep finally speaks out about Mamma Mia 2

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Mamma Mia

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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We're just over a week away from the release of Mamma Mia 2 and as excitement is brimming before the release, finally Meryl Streep has spoken out about her involvement in the sequel to the hugely popular 2008 film Mamma Mia.

Whilst there were many rumours surrounding the whereabouts of Meryl's character Donna in the trailers for the new film, Pierce Brosnan let slip a massive spoiler earlier this week when he confirmed she would be in Mammia Mia 2.

Speaking on This Morning Pierce said, "I just got the call one day to say, 'We’re on!' I asked if Amanda was doing it, they said, 'Yes', I asked if Meryl was doing it, they said, 'Yes' so I said 'I’m in!'"

After hearing this Phillip Schofield couldn't contain himself, and immediately drew attention to the mistake, saying, "You did a bit of a spoiler. I don't know if you realised you just did a bit of a spoiler," causing Pierce to look confused as Holly told him not to panic.

Phil added, "We were keeping many things secret. Maybe I should let it go and if you spotted what the spoiler was well done."

Now, in a featurette uploaded by Universal Pictures, Meryl herself has appeared saying, “I really never thought that there would be a sequel”, going on to explain, “When this script came, it took my breath away.”

She then added, “Walking onto the set and seeing Colin [Firth] and Stellan [Skarsgard] and Pierce [Brosnan] and Christine Baranski and Julie Walters and Dominic [Cooper] and Amanda [Seyfried]. The music starts up and you put on the spandex and honey... it all comes together."

Watch the full featurette below.

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The tracklisting for Mamma Mia 2's soundtrack has finally been revealed ahead of its release and it includes an amazing cover of ABBA's fantastic song 'Fernando', sung by Cher and Andy Garcia.

After hearing the fantastic cover fans left messages saying, 'FINALLY!!!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍', 'It's pure MAGIC!!!!' and another said Cher's voice is, 'so beautiful😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍💕💖💕💐🌹⚘🌼🌸💋'.

This time around the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships formed from the first film back in 2008. As the main storyline focuses on Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) being pregnant, the film shows fans 'how it all began' before Donna (Meryl Streep) moved to the infamous Kalokairi island.

It also stars music legend Cher as Sophie's grandmother, with the singer being given a number of famous ABBA tracks to sing.

The film is released in the UK on the 20th July.

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