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Amanda Seyfried: 'Mamma Mia! sequel will never happen'

Amanda Seyfried is adamant a Mamma Mia! sequel will never make it to the big screen because script writers have nowhere to take the story.

The ABBA stage show became a box office phenomenon when it was transformed into a 2008 film, overtaking Grease as the world's top-earning movie musical after pulling in a mammoth $600 million in global ticket sales.

Following the film's success, Seyfried admitted she spread rumours of a sequel around Hollywood because she was desperate to return to her role as lovestruck Sophie.

But now the actress has conceded she will never play the part again - as film bosses would struggle to put together a new installment.

She tells Britain's Marie Claire magazine, "No! That's never gonna happen. Like, what would they do? What would they write about? How would they get all the actors back?"