‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Why Julie Andrews Turned Down a Cameo

‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Why Julie Andrews Turned Down a Cameo
Mary Poppins Returns” is being hailed as “practically perfect in every way” and a worthy followup to the 1964 classic. It’s a movie that recaptures the optimism and magic that made the original such a beloved family film. Though Dick Van Dyke makes a singing and dancing return in “Mary Poppins Returns,” best actress Oscar winner Julie Andrews is notably missing in action.

That’s not for lack of trying. Director Rob Marshall told Variety that he approached Andrews about making a cameo early on in the project’s development, but she deferred out of respect for Emily Blunt, who was tasked with putting her own spin on the flying nanny.

“She immediately said no,” Marshall said at the premiere of “Mary Poppins Returns.” “She said, ‘This is Emily’s show and I want her to run with this. She should run with this. This is hers. I don’t
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Similar News


Recently Viewed