It seems that Meryl Streep's character in 'Mamma Mia' may not have reached the end of the road after all, as the legendary actress has claimed that she'd be up for a third installment.
The 74-year-old Streep, who most recently appeared in the last series of 'Only Murders in the Building', was taking part in an interview with Vogue that acted as an oral history of the 'Mamma Mia!' films.
Streep's character Donna appeared in the 2008 original, as well as briefly in flashback form in 2018 sequel 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again', which (spoiler alert!) saw her daughter Sophie planning to reopen a hotel on the Greek island of Kalokairi after Donna's death.
However, Streep said that she was open to the prospect of a return, even though she usually doesn't do sequels. "I’m up for anything," she said. "I’ll have to schedule a knee scoping before we film, but if there’s an idea that excites me, I’m totally there."
The film's producer Judy Craymer, meanwhile, said that she had received some flak for "killing off Meryl" in the sequel, "but she was hesitant about doing another film because she doesn’t typically do sequels. But I know she loved coming back to film her scenes for 'Here We Go Again!' She felt the love around her and the joy of reuniting with those people, so I think that made her more open to the prospect of a third."
Streep added that she was already thinking about how her character might slot into a third film. "I told Judy if she could figure out a way to reincarnate Donna, I’m into that. Or it could be like in one of those soap operas where Donna comes back and reveals it was really her twin sister that died."
It looks like her co-stars are up for a second sequel, too; Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper and Stellan Skarsgård have all said they're interested if there is a "good enough script to give us another go."
Watch this space...