Johnny Marr takes swipe at Meryl Streep over Mamma Mia! role: ‘What was she thinking doing that?!’

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Johnny Marr has called for an end to jukebox musicals. The 60-year-old singer does not care for the concept of basing a story around the back catalogue of a particular artist or band and wondered what the multi-Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and her co-star Julie Walters were thinking when they agreed to star in the 2008 film ‘Mamma Mia!’, which was based on the 1999 stage musical featuring the songs of ABBA. He told The Times: “I don’t tend to like s******* on people, but ‘Mamma Mia!’, for God’s sake, or ‘We Will Rock You’ or any of those sorts of musicals. How did it get to that? We’re s…

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