Asked in Mamma Mia!
Why didn't they make Mamma Mia before?
May 28, 2009 1:38AM
The play itself was performed after Julie Walters managed to get permission to use the songs. The movie was filmed after a whole bunch of filming groups tried to get Julie Walters to give them permission to make the movie, but she was hard to convince because she wanted the Mamma Mia movie to still be her vision, not theirs.