Is Meryl Streep Dead In The 'Mamma Mia' Sequel?
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.
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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.
A post shared by Movie_lovers_bae (@movie_lovers_bae) on Mar 24, 2018 at 1:58am PDT
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.
A post shared by Whiskey and Popcorn (@whiskeynpopcorn) on May 7, 2018 at 10:49am PDT
She's missing from the previews but still on the merchandise. Hmmm.
3. She went to the movie premiere.
A post shared by Barbara Warner (@barbarawarner) on Jul 17, 2018 at 8:37am PDT
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.
A post shared by Meryl Streep fan (@meryl.streep) on Jul 16, 2018 at 11:22am PDT
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.”
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5. IMDB revealed a surprising fact.
A post shared by Your Cup of Joy (@yourcupofjoy) on Jul 17, 2018 at 9:55am PDT
The movie website reported all of Meryl's scenes were filmed in a matter of two weeks.
6. People cannot stop speculating.
I’m in a rabbit hole looking up conspiracy theories if Meryl Streep is dead in #MammaMia2
— Bradley (@brdgllgn) July 16, 2018
I am not at ALL emotionally prepared to cope with the possibility of the concept of Donna aka meryl streep being dead in mamma mia here we go again
— Michelle Gauchet (@michelleg_0115) July 17, 2018
everyday i think about the fact that meryl streep is probably dead in Mamma Mia 2
— cait (@celebswcait) July 16, 2018
7. The truth.
A post shared by Grand Entertainment (@grandcinemaandmore) on Jul 17, 2018 at 9:08am PDT
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.
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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.