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    Updated on Aug 6, 2018. Posted on Jul 29, 2018

    13 Reasons The "Mamma Mia" Movies Would Be Nothing Without Christine Baranski

    "Be still, my beating vagina."

    1. She makes you feel confident:

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    When you're watching Christine play Tanya, you just know you can do absolutely anything.

    2. She is beyond fierce:

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    How does she make a paddle boat look good?? Just look at that stance! She's a literal goddess.

    3. And stylish:

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    Bold. Beautiful. Vivacious. THE LIST IS ENDLESS.

    4. She exudes Big Dick Energy:

    watching Christine Baranski be told that she has Big Dick Energy is a fucking MOOD

    In real life AND onscreen.

    5. She has the voice of a sexy angel:

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    The only downside to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is her shocking lack of a solo. Luckily, we will always have "Does Your Mother Know".

    6. Seriously, her Broadway credits are amazing:

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    Please enjoy this iconic photo of her performing with Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett during Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala. Can you believe this exists??

    7. Her comedic timing is nop-notch:

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    Which is probably why Tanya has all the best lines. Raise your hand if your entire theater erupted in joyful laughter when she said this line.

    8. You just know she'd make the perfect BFF:

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    Annnnd just another excuse to hear her sing.

    9. Her chemistry with Julie Walters is unmatched:

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    Seriously, there needs to be a Mamma Mia 3 that focuses on Rosie's present-day wedding and flashes back to Tanya's three weddings. THIS IS THE BEST IDEA, DON'T @ ME.

    10. And so is her chemistry with literally all men:

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    Who wouldn't faint at the sight of her??

    11. She won the Here We Go Again premiere:

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    Well, she tied with the big kiss. BUT LOOK HOW FABULOUS! HOW DOES SHE DO IT???

    12. She's also an amazing dancer:

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    The high kick queen!! EVEN CHER THINKS SO!!

    13. She must be magic, because ten years hardly aged her:

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    Being beloved by all is good for the skin.

    14. Also, bonus shoutout to Jessica Keenan Wynn:

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    Honestly, her portrayal of young Tanya was so spot-on, she deserves to win some kind of an award for capturing Christine so flawlessly. Any kind of award will do. Literally, does anyone have an old trophy we can repurpose?


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