In an exclusive interview with E! News, Pierce Brosnan said he’d love to reunite with Mamma Mia co-star Meryl Streep for a third installment for the movie musical: “Please!”
My, my, how can Pierce Brosnan resist another Mamma Mia movie?
Just weeks after producer Judy Craymer expressed interest in another installment of the beloved musical rom-com, the actor, who starred in 2008 flick and its 2018 sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, exclusively told E! News that he’s ready to take it all—especially if co-star Meryl Streep is on board.
“Come back, Meryl, any time you like,” he said during a preview of his new “So Many Dreams” art exhibition in Los Angeles. “Please! You’re always in my heart.”
And given that Streep once remarked to the 70-year-old that “‘it’s criminal how much fun we’ve had making this movie,'” he suspects the Oscar winner won’t say no to completing what he called a franchise “trifecta.”
“I think everyone would love to come back to make a third,” Brosnan continued of the cast, which included Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters and Dominic Cooper. “There’s such love and joy to it. There’s a story to be told, I’m sure.” (For more with Brosnan, tune in to E! News May 16.)
Adapted from the ABBA jukebox musical of the same name, Mamma Mia centered around a bride-to-be (Seyfried) who secretly reunites her mother’s three former flames (Brosnan, Firth and Skarsgård) in hopes of uncovering which one is her father before her wedding day. Streep played mom Donna, though her role was reduced in the sequel as it was shifted to focus on her character’s younger days.
Craymer—who produced both the stage show and the movie adaptations—recently said that a third installment is in its “earliest stages,” though nothing is official. “I don’t want to over-egg it, but I know there’s a trilogy there,” she told ITV, according to Deadline. “There is a story there, and I do think Meryl should come back—and if the script is right, she would, I think, because she really loved playing Donna.”
While Craymer did not reveal details into a potential plot, Brosnan did tell E! News that he has one request for the script.
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“No more jumping off rocks,” he quipped. “That was the scariest thing I’ve done.”
But these days, Brosnan is channeling his creativity onto canvas and paper. The star’s art exhibition, which is open to the public May 14 to 21, is retrospective of his decades-long passion for painting.
“It’s a very personal show,” Brosnan shared, explaining that wife Keely Shаye Smith “gave me the courage now to go out and paint and to show the work.”
He added, “It’s very cathartic to paint. I mean, everyone should paint!”
Take a look inside his art gallery in the video above.