Date: 19th January 2009
Meryl Streep always knew her film Mamma Mia! would be a huge success - because it was a film that "neglected" female moviegoers could finally relate to.
But the movie's success came as no surprise to Oscar winning actress Streep - as it was aimed at a section of the cinema audience that had been largely forgotten about.
She says, "I know the studio is gobsmacked by its success and a lot of the critics have been surprised, but I wasn't. It was a no brainer."
"I knew it would do well because it was aimed at an audience that has been neglected in recent years in film offerings: women. They are the last group anybody ever cares about."
Source: Press Release