Look: Amanda Seyfried’s Reaction to Reuniting With Meryl Streep Is as Relatable As It Is Sweet

The pair are back on the red carpet together and better than ever.
Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep

Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.

Among the many costars to reunite on the 2024 Golden Globes red carpet, there was perhaps no better or no sweeter interaction than that shared by Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep. The beloved mother-daughter pair from timeless classic Mamma Mia! shared the kind of fleeting moment together that only a (pretend) mother and daughter would.

Seyfried was minding her own business and posing for a stunning series of red carpet photos in her fabulous black fitted couture gown when her on-screen mom ran up and surprised her mid-photo. Her reaction was totally relatable—and totally priceless.

The interaction, which was perfectly captured by red carpet photographers, featured a utterly shocked Seyfried—eyes wide, mouth open—receiving a kiss on the cheek from her musical costar. Streep was likewise dressed to impress in a black sequined skirt and blazer set and a pair of sleek black-tinted shades.

Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep

Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.

Fictional mother-daughter chemistry aside, the interaction simply couldn’t have been better. Seyfried’s reaction was equal parts surprise and pure joy—the exact feelings we would experience if we happened to take her place.

The red carpet moment was reminiscent of some of their photos from 2008, when they were traveling to different premieres to promote their hit film. Mamma Mia! may have portrayed a fictional mother-daughter relationship, but their lasting bond is real—and totally endearing. 

We know it’s a long shot, but we’re not past hoping that the pair might reunite on the big screen again. We know we’d watch a part three of the hit musical series.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.