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Lily James reveals that her Mamma Mia dances each took a week to film

Dancing Queens (Picture: Universal)

Mamma Mia! is known for its spectacular set pieces and the upcoming sequel is no different with at least four full-length performances guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

Lily James has now revealed that at least two of the scenes took a week to film from start to finish – and thats not including rehearsals.

The Mamma Mia dance was pretty tricky as we had to be so in sync, she tells Metro.co.uk ahead of the release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, and we wanted to kill it as the Dynamo moment that people get a flavour of in the first film so we wanted to really kick ass in that.

Lily James reveals that her Mamma Mia dances each took a week to film

Lily and Hugh Skinner – you know, from W1A – as a young Harry (Picture: Universal)

We did that for a week… to do the whole sequence from start of song to end with the scenes either side.

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Co-star Amanda Seyfried then takes over the interview to find out more information.

So how long did When I Kissed The Teacher take?, Amanda asks.

That was a week too, says Lily, leading Amanda to admit she thinks that scene is insane.

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Lily James reveals that her Mamma Mia dances each took a week to film

Lily took on several dance scenes in Mamma Mia 2 (Picture: Universal)

The sequel to the hit 2008 film sees the original cast reunite although uses flashbacks to tell the story of how Donna Sheridan – played by Meryl Streep in the first film – found herself on the Greek islands running a hotel.

Lily plays a young Donna but she says that coming on to the set where the cast were all so close didnt bother her.

The whole spirit of this film is one of friendship and sisterhood and love, she said, and also, I looked up and admired these actors so just the chance to work with them was… I wasnt worried they were going to be mean!

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is out in the UK on 20 July.

MORE: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again! review: Dancing Queens will hand over their Money but the film calls out SOS

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