ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus rules out film biopic in surprise move: 'Not while I'm alive'
20 April 2021, 13:58 | Updated: 20 April 2021, 14:46
ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus has made it clear he wouldn't give his blessing for a movie about the life of the band.
ABBA fans will be disappointed to learn there won't be a biopic about the Swedish group anytime soon.
Björn Ulvaeus has announced the band has no plans for a film about their lives and he doesn't like the idea of 'someone playing him'.
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Screenwriters will be disappointed: The band's successes have come with a wind range of ups and downs including love stories, break-ups and divorce.
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Speaking about the possibility of a film, the ABBA singer said: “I don’t think we would want that actually, I certainly know myself I wouldn’t want an actor - not while I’m alive - to play me on the big screen and I don’t think the others would like that either.”
In 1969 Björn Ulvaeus met 18-year-old singer-songwriter Agnetha Fältskog, and only weeks before his friend Benny Andersson had also met his future spouse, 23-year-old jazz singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Soon after, they formed ABBA as a foursome.
After touring the world as one of the most famous bands of all time and with record sales of over 385 million to their name, the band's relationships started to fall apart.
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On June 4, 2016 the four members of ABBA reunited on stage for a impromptu performance of 'Me and I' at a private gala in Sweden, however the performance was less of an official comeback, and more of a reunion of old friends.
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