“Mamma Mia!” star Dominic Cooper has had a pretty good run as of late. His ABBA-inspired musical raked in $140+ million at the box office, he’s rumored to be dating gorgeous co-star Amanda Seyfried and—when we caught up with the British actor on the Oscar red carpet—he was getting ready to sing live in front of countless Hollywood A-listers and millions of regular folks watching on TVs across the globe.
What we really wanted to know from Cooper was if that good run will soon include a “Mamma Mia!” sequel, as has been rumored. “We’re in negotiations,” he said, before waving off that idea. “No, I have no idea. I keep hearing rumors.”
While Cooper is definitely open to a second film (“I’m hoping that I’ll be placed on a Greek island very soon and singing ABBA again”), he was by no means prepared to bust into song for our humble MTV News correspondent. Nor was he willing to divulge any details about a possible romance with Seyfried. Yup, we pried, and Cooper denied us the tasty gossip we crave so dearly.
But as you can see from the below video, the up-and-coming star was endearing nonetheless, staying calm even as we actually asked if he’d wet his pants on the red carpet.