Two-time Tony winner Christine Baranski stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers ahead of the U.S. release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
The actor, who also stars in the CBS All Access series The Good Fight, reprises her role as Tanya from the first Mamma Mia! film. Ten years later, as host Meyers pointed out, she’s still high-kicking. “It's my one good dance move. It's the one thing I do: I do high kicks,” said Baranski.
Her co-star Cher—new to the cast of the sequel—noticed. “She was across the room and I had my favorite Cher moment. Across the party at the premiere she went, ‘Hey, you high-kicking bitch!’” Baranski recalled, doing her best Cher impression. Turns out the movie was as fun to make as the final product. “We had so much fun making this movie. We had great fun making the first one and even more fun the second one.
Baranski’s co-star Amanda Seyfried agrees. “It's so much better than the first one,” she said during her July 18 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “It's so emotionally deep and beautiful.”
Co-star Dominic Cooper told Stephen Colbert during his appearance on The Late Show July 18 that he agrees the story is great. After the success of the first film, Cooper says the cast was “expecting that call [for a sequel] to come within the year, but what was very reassuring is they waited until they had a decent storyline to tell with that music.”
He, too, told the story of his favorite Cher moment:
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hit theatres nationwide July 20.