And by “not having enough time,” we mean that he’s worried he might not be on this Earth long enough to participate. In a recent ScreenRant interview, Ash Crossan, a reporter and fan of the “Mamma Mia!” series, asked Stellan Skarsgård whether or not he would return if a third movie ever got a green light. He’s just as passionate about the franchise as his fans are, and expressed that he would love to participate in a trilogy — but that he has concerns he might not still be alive when it comes time to film. “It took 10 years between Mamma Mia! And Mamma Mia! 2; if it’s going to take another 10 years, then I’ll be dead…but if they call, I will say yes immediately.” he said.
The thing is, though, that Skarsgård was born in 1951, which means he’s only 70 years old. Sure, 80 years old seems like a difficult age at which to make a movie … but on the other hand, you’ve got veteran actors like Maggie Smith and Betty White who are older than that and still going strong in the entertainment industry. We don’t think Skarsgård should sell himself short. But Hollywood also might want to stop dragging its feet and give the fans what they want.