Amanda Seyfried has cast doubt on the potential for a Mamma Mia 3.
Two movies have been produced in the franchise so far - Mamma Mia! in 2008 and Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again in 2018.
Both were a huge financial success at the box office, earning $694.4 million and $402.3 million respectively. Universal naturally wants to make a third movie to keep the money train rolling, but Seyfried reckons the cast might be a bit too expensive now.
"Nobody is saying no, but nobody is saying yes either," she told Vogue.
"The powers that be probably can’t afford us to be honest. I hate to say it, because would I do Mamma Mia 3 for free - of course I would - but that’s not the business we’re in.
"What’s fair is fair, and I feel like a third film is gonna come down to something stupid like whether or not Universal wants to pay the money."
The franchise features an all-star cast including Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Dominic Cooper, Cher and Andy Garcia.
Meryl Streep wants to make Mamma Mia 3
Even though her character Donna passed away in Mamma Mia 2, Streep is keen to return for a third movie if they can find a way to bring Donna back.
"I’m up for anything. 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 multiple Academy Award winner joked.
"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."
The large majority of productions in Hollywood at the moment are currently suspended due to the ongoing actor and writer strike.
Music / Comedy
2008 • 108 minutes
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Music / Comedy
2018 • 114 minutes