Meryl Streep and Cher among stars at premiere of Mamma Mia sequel

SGMamma Mia Here We Go Again is out next week

Here We Go Again, which debuts in NZ cinemas on July 19.

The ensemble is impressive, with the notable addition of Cher. Here We Go Again's starry cast (including James, Seyfried, Skarsgard, Brosnan, Cher, Christine Baranski, and Dominic Cooper) joined EW and PEOPLE for a Facebook Live to preview what we can expect from the film.

Is it a singing sensation?

Mamma Mia, Cher and Meryl Streep were locking lips Monday night!

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" hits theaters on Friday. "I mean, she steals the movie!"

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However, when all is said and done, Parker's film is hard-wired to entertain, with a comforting recipe of glossy song and dance numbers, saucy humour, simmering romance and Oscar victor Meryl Streep ripping the hearts out of chests as she mines the raw emotion of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus's lyrics.

That first film made me break out in a combination of hives and bubonic plague. "That was another reason why I thought, later on, that I could marry him, '" she recently told PorterEdit. In fact, Cher sings Fernando now, and addresses it to a bearded Andy Garcia who is the hotel manager and whose first name has been withheld from us until this point. The timelines of the relationship might seem a little too close together, but Seyfried said everything was above board with Sadoski, whom she had worked with on a play a few years before the movie, when both were in other relationships.

The final 15-20 minutes, when the full cast is reunited on the island idyll, are on the money, money, money.

"Dot dot dot! That's what they did in the olden days", explains Sophie before she begins singing "Honey, Honey", at the start of the first Mamma Mia movie.

They encourage Sophie to look to the past for courage. We get the part of the story previously only detailed in a journal, of young hippie Donna (Lily James) and her three wayward lovers. "It was amusing, it was moving so we said go ahead and here we are".

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