ABBA ruled out a biopic while they were still alive.
Björn Ulvaeus has insisted that he doesn’t want an actor to play him on screen in a movie like Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or Sir Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ and also doubts his bandmates would.
The founding member of the legendary Swedish pop outfit – which also includes Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Frida Lyndstad – said, “I don’t think we’d really want that, I know for sure I don’t want an actor – not while me I live – to play myself on the big screen, and I don’t think anyone else would like it either. “
The ‘Dancing Queen’ hitmakers will be releasing their first new music in four decades very soon before their much-belated Avatar tour.
The group recorded five new songs for the shows – including “I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Make Me Off”.
Meanwhile, the 75-year-old star has suggested that ABBA could get “no points” from Great Britain in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, which they won with “Waterloo”. This could have been part of a “cunning” plan.
Björn said to ‘BBC Breakfast’: “It could very well have been.
“Because the British were the first to hug us after the win, the jury could have been so smart – [it’s] very likely actually.
“Because it’s kind of weird that they give us zero points. It sounds like they tried to do something cunning.”
British contestant Olivia Newton-John was a favorite to win with “Long Live Love” but told close friend Frida that she knew they would beat her.
Björn added: “Frida is a good friend of Olivia. She says Olivia knew we would win.”
After winning the competition, ABBA continued to be very successful, selling around 200 million records worldwide.
The ‘Waterloo’ group went their separate ways in 1982 at the height of their careers.
They performed together for the first time in decades at a private event in 2016 marking the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between songwriters Björn and Benny.