Lily James Talks Performing With ABBA at 'Mamma Mia' After-Party: 'We Were a Bit Drunk'


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Lily James talked about the time she performed with members ABBA and played a hilarious round the whisper game on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (July 17). 

During the interview segment the show, after praising Meryl Streep, James told host Jimmy Fallon and the crowd about how she gave a less-than-perfect impromptu performance with Benny Andersson from ABBA after the London premiere. 

"The problem was, Cher was at the party and there were whispers about her performing," James said. "Everyone was ushered into the room thinking 'Cher's going to sing,' and we were a bit drunk singing along while Benny played 'Mamma Mia.' It was a disaster."

James and Fallon then took on "the whispering game" -- a bit on the show where one person wears loud headphones while the other mouths lyrics to a different song, and the person with headphones on has to guess what they're singing -- with little success but hilarious results. Highlights include James yelling, "Why don't you touch me by the belt," and Fallon thinking that his guest was singing a song about Uber. 

Check out both clips below.