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Cher Is A Dancing Queen In The Upcoming 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel

If there's one popular culture icon that can withstand the pressure the comes with each generation and continue to stay relevant it's Cher.

The 71-year-old entertainer first rose to fame in the 60s as the one-half of the husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher. By the 70s, the singer was not only churning chart-topping hits, she became a television personality through her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour as well as the self-titled Cher.

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Cher, whose real name is Cherilyn Sarkisian, also appeared in numerous films, including 1987's Moonstruck, which earned her an Academy Award.

Now, six years after her last movie role, the star is returning to the silver screen in the upcoming Mamma Mia! sequel alongside another Hollywood icon, Meryl Streep.

The actress recently confirmed through Twitter that she joined the cast of the movie musical, but she did not reveal what role she'd be playing.

Thanks to a little bit of digging, The New York Post has the exclusive on everything there's to know about Cher's part. It's kind of a big deal!

Apparently, over the last few weeks Cher, who was supposed to be in New York rehearsing for Broadway's The Cher Show, has been busy in London and Croatia on set of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Turns out she's playing the role of Meryl Streep's mother in the flashbacks from the 60s.

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The source also revealed that Meryl and Cher have a terrific chemistry, and are happy to be working together again. This is the first time that the pair has worked together since their 1983 movie Silkwood.

The New York Post reported that the movie is being produced by Judy Craymer who was behind the original Mamma Mia! on stage as well as the 2008 movie.

In addition to Meryl and Cher, the movie will feature the actors from the original film like Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Stellan Skarsgard.

The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters next summer.

H/T: The New York Post

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