Cher and Meryl Streep share a kiss at 'Mamma Mia' premiere

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"Here We Go Again", which is coming out this week.

The release of Mamma Mia!

"Because she's lived a much longer life than I have", she added, jokingly referring to the fact that Cher is 72, only three years older than Streep herself.

Cher went on to recommend the film, saying it is a fun film at a time when we all need some fun.

"I watched Mamma Mia over and over again to channel the essence of what makes Donna so unique and brilliant and fearless and courageous", the actress explained, admitting she tried to "mimic" some of Streep's "physicality", including her hand gestures.

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"Mamma Mia 2" premiered in London on Monday night and Sky News spoke to Cher about her role and how she got it. Speaking to People, she said, "I was thrilled to death, and it was so silly. I can not believe that, but [Silkwood] was my first film, and she helped me", Cher recalled.

B-roll footage from behind the scenes shows Streep embracing Seyfried, singing softly to her in a chapel-like setting. "I mean, she steals the movie!".

As for the music, numerous ABBA standards are pulled from the original film to be revisited, like "Mamma Mia, ' 'I Have a Dream, ' and, of course, 'Dancing Queen.' Standouts though include the romanticized reinvention of 'Fernando" for Cher and the ruckus dance number for 'Waterloo, ' of which once you hear, you'll be singing all the way home.

Lily James will play young Donna.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again lays all of its Abba love on us with platform heels, tongue-in-cheek humour and joy-infused musical performances choreographed to perfection by Anthony Van Laast.

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