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Is Meryl Streep Dead In The Mamma Mia'Sequel? The new Mamma Mia movie has had everyone talking and getting excited about the premiere. The movie looks like another ABBA-filled, star-studded hit perfect for the summertime. From the previews, you can see that most of the cast has returned to reprise their roles — including Meryl Streep.
But there's been chatter her character, Donna, is not actually alive in the film. No, the Mamma Mia sequel isn't exactly the Sixth Sense but it there is a twist probably not a lot of people are expecting.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
Here is what we know so far about the rumors Meryl Streep's character is dead.
1. She doesn't have a ton of screen time in the previews.
Fans busted out their 'meryl is dead' theories when her character wasn't shown a ton in the previews. Considering she was the major star and main character in the original movie, it is a bit odd.
2. But she's on the poster and album cover.
She's missing from the previews but still on the merchandise. Hmmm.
3. She went to the movie premiere.
Meryl turned up at the Mamma Mia premiere and walked the red carpet with a new big star of the sequel, Cher. So ... is Donna dead or not? If Meryl is at the premiere that must mean that she's in the movie, right?
4. Meryl broke her silence.
Streep did not confirm or deny that her chraracter of Donna was dead, but she did talk about how incredible the film is. “I really never thought that there would be a sequel,” she admitted. When this script came, it took my breath away. " She 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. It just has an indescribably joy in it, and pure fun.”
5. IMDB revealed a surprising fact.
The movie website reported all of Meryl's scenes were filmed in a matter of two weeks.
6. People cannot stop speculating.
7. The truth.
SPOILER ALERT. The truth is that all of our worst fears are true. Donna is, in fact, dead in Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again. Yes, it's sad, but it does play a part in the movie, which is all about the grief Amanda Seyfried's character has to deal with as Donna's daughter. We also don't find out how exactly Donna dies, but it apparently happens a few months before the movie's present-day starts.
Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.