We thought Cher’s arrival in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again would be the campest (and utterly brilliant) thing we’ve seen in 2018, but the singer isn’t quite done with ABBA just yet.
In her role in the upcoming sequel, Cher will play Ruby Sheridan, the mother of the first film’s Donna (Meryl Streep). Her star appearance in the film will see her perform the tracks ‘Fernado’ and be part of the cast entourage in ‘Super Trouper’, but that’s not quite all the ABBA songs we could be hearing performed by the music legend.
During an appearance on TODAY to promote the movie, Cher told anchor Kathie Lee Gifford that “after I did Fernando, I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs… so I did!”
The revelation will be exciting news for Cher fans, as the singer hasn’t released an album since 2013’s ‘Closer To The Truth’. She teased that the album is “not what you think of when you think ABBA, ’cause I did it in a different way.”
It’s also set to be a big year for ABBA too, as following the release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again the band will reunite for a TV special in December. The special, to air on NBC in the US, will feature two previously unheard tracks.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again will be released in cinemas on Friday, July 20th. Colour us excited!