Mamma Mia 2: How Meryl Streep REALLY feels about THAT Donna twist in Here We Go Again
The musical has had enormous success thus far, but fans have been surprised to find out within the first few minutes that Steep’s character Donna had died one year earlier.
“To be honest, she was always a part of it. Would we have done another film without her?” Craymer told The Hollywood Reporter.
“She was so glorious in the first movie and has so much affection for Mamma Mia! So, she was always a part of a conversation of another film.
“I think for her, it was a matter of what and how, and we also did chat occasionally about it. It was a matter of the right script.
“Also, Meryl likes to conquer new things, and she had played Donna Sheridan and been singing nine or so ABBA songs in the first movie. I think she felt that she liked the idea of leaving this to the younger ones and she wanted to be involved, but she wasn't gonna take on such a big role.”
“So, I think that helped explore the emotional heft of what [director and co-writer] Ol Parker wrote in the fact that it's a story of life and marriage and loss and love, but also it's very important to Meryl what song she does.
“If she was gonna sing, My Love, My Life is a very, very strong song like The Winner Takes It All. It's a huge storytelling song, it's got a big emotional punch and, of course, she has this incredible voice.
“So, I think there were many decisions there, but it came very much from Meryl being a part of all of them.”
“It was about finding the best story to tell that worked for everybody and this was the story we settled on,” he told Vulture.
“I think it’s the most meaningful and emotional and impactful way to tell that story and this [Donna’s death] was my suggestion.
“Obviously it was greatly discussed with everyone and Meryl was thrilled and delighted with it.”
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competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts.</p><p> A dozen rappers have had their shows cancelled recently after warnings from officials who claim that their music promotes the wrong values. At least three musicians have been detained.</p><p> In a symbolic gesture of reconciliation, the State Duma announced it would run a competition for the best rap song — but it has to be on the subject of travel in Russia. The winner, according to lawmaker Mikhail Degtyarev, will win a trip around Russian cities.</p><p> "We want to give a platform for open discussion and highlight the opportunities as well as drawbacks of this or that town," he said. "If, for example, there is a bad road near a tourist attraction, there should be a video about it."</p><p> Rap has emerged as one of the most popular music genres among Russia's youth — and a target for Russia authorities — thanks to its frank portrayal of daily realities and scathing criticism of the government.</p><p> Last month, a rapper known as Husky, whose videos have garnered more than 6 million views on YouTube, was arrested for staging an impromptu performance after his show was shut down in the southern city of Krasnodar. A court sentenced Husky to 12 days in jail on charges of hooliganism, but he was released four days later — hours before a solidarity concert in Moscow by popular hip hop artists protesting his detention.</p><p> The electronic duo IC3PEAK had six out of their 11 gigs cancelled in recent weeks, and on Dec. 1 they were briefly detained in a Siberian city.</p><p> Eager not to alienate young people, top Russian officials in recent days took steps to distance themselves from the arrests and show cancellations. The State Duma last week hosted a round table with some of Russia's most popular pop acts, and the presidential ombudsman for human rights said on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin had asked her to investigate why the gigs are being shut down.</p>
thers, have picked up on the song used at the end of Aquaman.</p><p>The song is called Everything I Need and is written by Skylar Grey and Elliott Taylor.</p><p>Grey was born Holly Brook Hafermann in rural Wisconsin and has been in the business for a long time.</p><p>She is perhaps most well known for a tearjerking cover of Stand By Me, which featured in a 2018 Superbowl commercial.</p><p>Grey also wrote the famous refrain for Eminem's 2010 hit Love the Way You Lie: "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn / But that's alright because I like the way it hurts."</p><p>According to a February 2018 profile in Glamour, Grey said she has "worked on myself a lot in the past three years" and "fell deeply in love."</p><p>The person she fell in love with is the entrepreneur Elliott Taylor, who co-wrote the song for Aquaman.</p><p>The two are now engaged, and Grey recently performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
comes quite early so fans won't have to wait long.</p><p>The first set of credits are animated and once they conclude, another tidbit of Aquaman begins to play.</p><p>Back in November, a website called ReRelease leaked the existence of an end credits scene.</p><p>But with the movie swimming through cinemas, fans and journalists who have seen the film confirmed it does not feature the justice league.</p><p>Aquaman's mid-credits scene most likely means there will be another Aquaman movie.</p><p>The scene opens with a shot of Black Manta, a secondary villain in the movie played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.</p><p>He is floating in the water on a piece of driftwood, seriously injured during an earlier fight with Aquaman in Sicily (a fight teased in the trailer).</p><p>The stranded Black Manta is discovered by a lone fishing boat on the ocean.</p><p>Soon it is revealed the boat belongs to Dr Stephen Shin, a character who briefly cameod in the film played by Randall Park.</p><p>If you were paying close attention during the film, you'll remember Dr Shin as an Atlantis truther (someone who believes the city exists despite evidence to the contrary) who shown on a TV screen earlier in the film.</p><p>As Manta slowly rouses in Dr Shin's boat, he looks around to see the makeshift lab and wall dedicated to Aquaman and Atlantis - full of clips, cuttings, and pictures.</p><p>Dr Shin is examining Manta's helmet, which he accidentally fires.</p><p>This leads Dr Shin to demand of Manta from where he got the Atlantean technology.</p><p>Manta agrees to tell Dr Shin, but on one condition: Shin must help Manta find, and exact revenge on, Aquaman.</p><p>Fans have taken this to mean the sequel will feature Dr Shin and Manta as they hunt for Aquaman.</p><p>As for another Justice League movie, your guess is as good as ours.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
lassic Mini to follow on from the success of the SNES and NES Mini.</p><p>For two years in a row Nintendo have released classic consoles, going chronologically through their home systems.</p><p>The first classic console was the NES Classic Mini, a pint-sized version of their breakthrough Nintendo Entertainment System.</p><p>Then Nintendo followed up this miniature 8-Bit console by doing a classic version of their next home system, the SNES.</p><p>It was widely expected that Nintendo would follow this up by releasing a mini version of their third home console - the Nintendo 64 (aka N64).</p><p>But so far there’s been no official word on a N64 Mini, despite plenty of rumours and even alleged images of the micro console leaking.</p><p>And comments from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime may indicate that the N64 Classic Mini is not going to happen.</p><p>He also said that the way Nintendo fans continue to enjoy “classic content is going to be through Nintendo Switch Online”.</p><p>This hopefully raises the prospect of SNES, N64, Gamecube and maybe even Wii games featuring on the Nintendo Switch at some point.</p><p>Reggie said: “There’s no ability for add-on content with our classic consoles, so when you purchase the console it’s coming with that set roster of content.</p><p>“We worked very hard, both for the NES Classic and the SNES Classic, to really have the best games that defined that generation.</p><p>“We’ve said that the current systems are the extent of our classic programme.</p><p>“We’ve also been clear that, at least from an Americas perspective, these products are going to be available through the holiday season and once they sell out, they’re gone.</p><p>“The way that consumers will be able to continue participating with our classic content is going to be through Nintendo Switch Online, and we just released three new games from the NES generation onto that platform.</p><p>“We look at that as the main way that consumers will be able to experience that legacy content.”</p><p>The news comes as more games have been added to Nintendo Switch Online this week.</p><p>Subscribers can get to play with some brand new NES games this week - Adventures of Lolo, the hard-as-nails Ninja Gaiden and Wario's Woods.</p><p>Special additions of Dr Mario and Metroid - which gives players boosted powers - has also been added to Switch Online.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
rner Bros adaptations being generally considered as flops. Wonder Woman was the first movie from WB to break the cycle and the studio hoped Aquaman could repeat that success. Early box office numbers and reviews suggest Aquaman has been a success and fans have already begun to speculate what this could mean for the future of DC Comics movies.</p><p>If the mid-credits scene is anything to go by, the answer is a surefooted yes.</p><p>Based on Aquaman's mid-credits scene, another Aquaman movie could be a possibility.</p><p>The mid-credits scene occurs after a brief animated credit shot concludes.</p><p>The clip opens with a shot of Black Manta, one of two villains in the movie played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (the other being Patrick Wilson's Orm).</p><p>Manta is adrift in the ocean, clinging to a piece of driftwood and seriously injured.</p><p>He sustained these injuries after a fight with Aquaman and Mera (Amber Heard) in Italy (a fight audiences glimpsed in the trailer).</p><p>Black Manta is luckily rescued by a fishing boat, which is occupied by Dr Stephen Shin.</p><p>Shin had a brief cameo in the film and is played by Randall Park.</p><p>Dr Shin, who is based on a comic character, is an Atlantis truther who was visible on a TV screen earlier in the movie.</p><p>Manta regains consciousness in Dr Shin's boat and looks around to see a makeshift lab.</p><p>There is also a wall dedicated to Aquaman and Atlantis - a revenge board of sorts.</p><p>As Dr Shin examines Manta's helmet, he accidentally fires the lasers from its eyes.</p><p>He demands to know from where Manta got the Atlantean helmet.</p><p>If Dr Shin helps Manta find Aquaman, Manta says he will tell Dr Shin how he got the technology.</p><p>Though initial speculations about the mid-credits scene hinted it would feature the rest of the Justice League, this has not come to pass.</p><p>In all likelihood, another ensemble movie is a long way away, if it will ever see the light of day.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Miley Cyrus appeared to clear the air when she addressed rumors over a possible appearance on the hit Netflix series "Black Mirror."</p><p>"If you guess it, then I will shake my head 'yes,' or 'no,'" she told Stern.</p><p>The host told his audience that the "Wrecking Ball" singer will appear on the series.</p><p>However, the tweet was deleted moments later and the streaming service has not formally announced when season five will premiere.</p><p>The show has featured several A-list celebrities including Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Hamm and Daniel Kaluuya. Jodie Foster directed the episode “Arkangel” which appeared in the show’s fourth season.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
e Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.</p><p>Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in next spring at the 34th induction ceremony. It will be held March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.</p><p>Jackson's induction comes after her third time as nominee and many saw it as overdue, given her prowess as a hitmaker with "All For You," ''That's the Way Love Goes," ''Nasty," ''Together Again" and "What Have You Done For Me Lately."</p><p>Her career has suffered from the fallout after the infamous 2004 Super Bowl appearance where her bare breast was briefly exposed. Jackson became eligible for the rock hall in 2007 and wasn't nominated until 2016.</p><p>The Roots' Questlove, in a social media post earlier this year, said her exclusion had been "highly criminal." He cited the influence of her 1986 album "Control," which he said set off the New Jack Swing trend.</p><p>It will be Nicks' second induction into the rock hall, since she's already there as a member of Fleetwood Mac. She launched a solo career in 1981 with her duet with the late Tom Petty, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." Other hits followed, including "Edge of Seventeen," ''Stand Back" and "I Will Run to You."</p><p>Def Leppard earned more than half a million votes from fans, which are incorporated into more than 1,000 ballots from artists, historians, industry professionals and past winners in deciding who gets honored. The British heavy metal band with a pop sheen were huge sellers in the 1980s on the back of songs like "Photograph" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me."</p><p>Frontman Joe Elliott said he was initially ambivalent toward the honor until Jon Bon Jovi suggested it would change his life.</p><p>"When I look at the list of who's in, it's just obvious you'd want to be in that club, isn't it?" he told Billboard earlier this year. "When you think that every band that means anything in the world, starting from the Beatles and the Stones and any artist that influenced them — your Chuck Berrys, your Little Richards, etc., etc. — then of course you want to be in. Why wouldn't you?"</p><p>Def Leppard, Nicks and Roxy Music were voted in during their first years as nominees. Other 2019 nominees who didn't make the cut included LL Cool J, Devo, Rage Against the Machine, MC5, John Prine, Todd Rundgren and Kraftwerk.</p><p>There's some question about whether Radiohead will shrug its collective shoulder as a nominee. The English band seemed like generic grunge rockers on their initial hit "Creep," but with the album "OK Computer" and beyond have become consistent sonic pioneers. Among its rock hall class, Radiohead has the most impact on the current music scene.</p><p>In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood said "I don't care" when asked about the rock hall. Bandmate Ed O'Brien said, "culturally, I don't understand it. I think it might be a quintessentially American thing."</p><p>The Cure and frontman Robert Smith resist their initial label as goth rockers, champions of fans who like black makeup, black clothes and darkly romantic songs. They have a durable catalog of hits, including "Friday I'm in Love," ''Boys Don't Cry," ''Pictures of You" and "Let's Go to Bed."</p><p>Roxy Music came out of the 1970s progressive rock scene and had hits with "Love is the Drug" and "More Than This." Dapper member Bryan Ferry had a successful solo career and Brian Eno has been an influential producer.</p><p>The heyday of British rockers the Zombies' career was the 1960s, with big sellers "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season."</p><p>The hall will announce ticket sales for March's ceremony next month. HBO and SiriusXM will carry the event.</p>
fines who you are, but also because it shows what you have in common with others,” Velez told NBC News.</p><p>From Spider-Ham, a funny Spider-Man that looks like a pig, to Spider-Gwen, a version of Peter Parker’s high school sweetheart Gwen Stacy who later becomes Spider-Woman, the new film essentially explores the alternate universes in which these different kinds of Spider-Mans exist.</p><p>In 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' all the distinct Spider-Heroes are forced to interact with each other after Marvel supervillain Kingpin creates portals to bring the multiple types of Spider-Mans into Miles Morales' universe.</p><p>“If I take my origin story as a first generation Latina straddling between 'La Isla' [the island, referring to Puerto Rico] and New York, 'Spider-Verse' shows me the connective tissue that makes me proud of my culture and roots in both places,” Velez said.</p><p>The newest animated Marvel superhero film touches on Stan Lee’s values of diversity and inclusion.</p><p>Velez considers her role as the mother of an Afro-Latino Spider-Man, who speaks in Spanish for almost half of her lines in the animated movie, "an important milestone for Latinos and African-Americans to see themselves represented on the big screen.”</p><p>“It’s pretty unique to play Mile’s mom, especially since Peter Parker’s Spider-Man doesn’t have parents in the other universe,” Velez said. “In this one, not only does he have parents, but his mom is Puerto Rican!"</p><p>For many fans, Marvel's heroes and villains seem relatable since many of their characters are portrayed as ordinary people. For this reason, Velez hopes that Latinx fans can specifically see themselves reflected in Miles Morales' life as much as she did while working in the film.</p><p>By including these day-to-day details, 'Into the Spider-Verse' reminds viewers that these kinds of experiences add another dimension to people's identity.</p><p>For Velez, this particular thought process used to create stories that feel more empathetic makes fans feel like they belong to a bigger culture or that their stories belong within Stan Lee’s creations.</p><p>“Spider-Verse is not just about your blood ties, but the families and tribes you create,” she said. “It brings together different characters from Marvel’s ultimate universes. And it looks and feels like our world, a place where all people can come together to form a universe.”</p><p>Arturo Conde is a content manager at The Balance, a personal finance website. A bilingual freelance journalist, he writes for La Opinión A Coruña and has been published in Fusion, Univision and City Limits. </p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Singer Robin Thicke got candid in a recent radio interview about the loss of his father, actor and TV host Alan Thicke, in 2016.</p><p>The “Blurred Lines” singer sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio show on Wednesday where he opened up for the first time about the impact his dad’s 2016 death had on him, as well as his new music.</p><p>“Well, it’s funny — my father passed away a couple of years ago and I thought I had an album and these songs that I wanted to put out. Then when that happened, it was something I wasn’t expecting and it just rattled my soul,” the 41-year-old singer said (via People). “So, I took some time to re-think the album and then these songs started pouring out that had more meaning and more weight to them.”</p><p>As previously reported, Alan collapsed while playing hockey with his youngest son at the Pickwick Gardens ice skating rink in Burbank, California. He later died at the hospital at age 69.</p><p>Lyrics in Robin’s new single “Testify” openly discuss the loss of his dad and how it changed not only his life, but his family’s dynamic. He explained on the radio show that, while the loss of his father brought him to a very low point in his life, spirituality helped him get through.</p><p>“It’s cathartic just to be able to say it and then let it live, as opposed to in the middle of a conversation or a quote,” he explained. “Once you put it into song form, then it can live forever. And so the message in the song is really about the hope and the light at the end of that tunnel when you feel that you lost or you feel that you don’t know what to do next. You know, that reconnection to God or spirituality or something deeper than the surface is what brings you back home to who you really are and who you want to be.”</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>An online petition is calling for the removal of a "Once Upon a Deadpool" poster, saying it's "a form of religious discrimination" against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).</p><p>"We ask that the picture be not used or posted in any manner," the petition stated.</p><p>The poster depicts the main character Deadpool, played by actor Ryan Reynolds, as Jesus coming back to Earth.</p><p>"Yule believe in miracles," a caption on the poster states.</p><p>"The Second Coming" painting is often hung in LDS meetinghouses.</p><p>"A movie character which is all about crude humor and satire and sarcasm. They would see it being as precisely the opposite of the kind of characters and virtues that Jesus embodies," Mason told FOX 13.</p><p>A request for comment from 21st Century Fox was not immediately returned.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>