Monday evening the film version of Mamma Mia was premiered on Leicester Square in London. Three out of the four ABBA stars turned up, only Agnetha Fältskog didn’t show up for the premiere of the film that features Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.
Benny Andersson turned up together with his wife Mona Norkit. His previous ABBA wife Anni-Frid Lyngstad is now called Frida Reuss after her marriage to German Prince Ruzzo Reuss von Plauen. He passed away in 1999 and Frida turned up alone at the premiere where also Björn Ulvaeus turned up with his partner Lena Kallersjö. Only Agnetha Fältskog didn’t show up, but that didn’t really surprise anyone, as she is known for living a very private life staying out of the cameras spotlight.
More than 30 million people in 160 cities around the world saw the musical version of Mamma Mia and the film edition will be similar to the musical. It is the story of single mother Donna and her daughter Sophie who live on a Greek Island. Sophie is about to get married and Donna invites old friends who she hasn’t seen for years to the Island. During 24 hours a lot of things will happen and new love as well as old love will grow…
The leading roles in the film are played by well-known names such as Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.
Should anyone be in doubt ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song called Waterloo. This was the first out of currently four victories for Sweden. Below you can watch the video of this Eurovision performance plus their smash hit Mamma Mia which the musical and the film are named after.