Mary Poppins Returns plans to shoot films in the country on December 19. Many anticipate this film as a cashier smash, starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack. While the original Jack, Dick Van Dyke, made a cameo in the 2018 film, you don’t see the original Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews, beside him.
According to Variety, the director of the film, Rob Marshall, had asked Andrews to appear in the film, but she rejected the offer. The reason behind Andrew’s answer is simply beautiful and reminds us all why we love her so much.
Director Marshall spoke at the premiere of Mary Poppins Returns and said, “” [Andrews] immediately said no. She said: “This is Emily’s show and I want her to walk with it. She should run with this. This is hers. I don’t want to get on top of that. “
Marshall confirmed that he did not press Andrews further to take on a specific role, but there was hope that Andrews would play a little extra role of the balloon lady in the film. The legendary Angela Lansbury eventually took on that role instead of Andrews.
The original Mary Poppins film was released in 1964. The original film was based on a series of eight published children’s books, ranging from 1934 to 1988.
The story of Mary Poppins is centered around the children of the Banks, who are now faced with the latest prospect of meeting a new nanny. They are pleasantly surprised when they realize that their new nanny, Mary Poppins, is quite magical and in more than one way. They find great adventures themselves with the new babysitter and visit different worlds that they thought would never be possible.
The original Mary Poppins film received several nominations for awards after the highlight of the film and received some of the highest awards in the film industry. This award includes a 1965 Golden Globe for Julie Andrews for the best performance by an actress in a leading role – musical or comedy and various Academy prizes, including best score, best original song and best visual effects.
The latest Mary Poppins Returns film has already been nominated for a number of prizes, many of which are for the same exact categories as the original film.