Cher admitted she didn’t get a say on whether or not she actually wanted to be in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” when she appeared on Friday’s “Graham Norton Show”.
The 72-year-old, who plays Meryl Streep’s mother, Ruby Sheridan, in the much-talked-about sequel, said when asked if she had to be “talked into” the role: “Yes. But, my agent called me and said, ‘You’re in the new “Mamma Mia” film,’ and then hung up. I didn’t have much choice!”
Norton, 55, also asked the “Believe” hitmaker whether or not she was offended that she had to play Streep’s mom.
Cher replied, “I am older than her – by four years! When they asked I said, ‘That’s absolutely fine. That’s cool.’”
Friday’s show also saw the musician admit she’d never actually seen the full production of her musical “The Cher Show”, though she had watched “a piece of it.”
Cher, despite previously saying she wouldn’t be going on tour anymore, spoke about hitting the road again.
“Who knew I would be touring at my age. No one expects to be working at 72 and I didn’t think I’d be doing it.”
She later insisted, “I don’t have a number in my head,” when asked if she knew the age at which she’d retire.