Legendary legend Cher was on the Today Show this morning to promote her role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, where she plays Ruby, the mother of Donna (Meryl Streep) and Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) grandmother.
“After I did ‘Fernando’ [in the movie] I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs, so I did,” she told Kathie Lee Gifford.
Though she didn’t provide details on when the LP would be released, the singer revealed that she didn’t take a straightforward approach to her renditions. “It’s not what you would think of when you think of ABBA, ’cause I did it in a different way,” she explained.
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Later in the interview, Gifford brought up that it was “interesting” that Cher would portray Streep’s mother, given that Cher is only three years older than Meryl.
“This was one of the most extraordinary adventures of my life,” Cher said. “Everyone was so gracious and they just loved me and Meryl was hiding when I was doing ‘Fernando.’”
“I was a huge fan, I saw the musical on Broadway three times and was dancing in the aisles with everybody,” Cher cited as one of the reasons she wanted to take on the role. The star herself is also the subject of the Broadway musical The Cher Show. Cher added that she loves the film because “it shows women being in control of their life.”
Watch the whole interview below.
(via Rolling Stone; Photo: Pacific Coast News)