Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Stars Have Addressed THOSE Plot Holes
Admit it, we were all wondering the same thing!
Although we unashamedly loved the second instalment in the Mamma Mia! franchise, we must admit we noticed some significant plot holes – as did many other people.
For example, it’s made pretty obvious in the first movie that Donna’s mam is meant to be dead, however Cher pops up in the second movie to play the character. Another major difference was the appearance of the three lads, Bill, Sam and Harry, in the first movie’s flashbacks compared to their characters in the second instalment.
These holes led us all to be a bit like ‘huh?’ when we came out of the cinema, but now the cast of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again have tried to clear things up.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Lily James (who plays young Donna) said that the timeline holes come down to the way Donna is remembering things.
“That is exactly what it is,” she said. “That’s a very good way of looking at it. I think, come on, it’s artistic licence!”
Jessica Keenan Wynn, who plays the younger version of Donna’s pal Tanya, added: “There are people out there who are such big fans that they will dig and dig and dig to find something inaccurate.”
Lily added: “There are holes. Her mum was definitely dead in the first one, she’s like, ‘God rest her soul’.”
Jessica added she believes some creative licence was used so Cher could be cast in the role of Donna’s mother Ruby Sheridan.
“It makes people happy in the end,” she said, as Lily added: “People come back to life for Cher!”
Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan and Hugh Skinner, who play the younger versions of Donna’s love interests, also addressed the timeline, and why their characters don’t have long hair like in the flashbacks from the first movie.
“In the first film they were memories and in this one, in terms of fleshing it out and making it as real as possible, some things are slightly different, but that’s only to tell this version of the story the best they could,” Hugh said.
“What I think this film does do well is have a genuine, emotional heart to it. If we’d gone down the road of making it silly with long hair and headbands like it portrayed us in the first film, I think it would have been harder to make it serious in the serious moments.”
Basically, we should all stop nit-picking and enjoy the film.
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