The 81-year-old actress starred as the magical nanny in the classic 1964 film
, and fully supports Emily Blunt portraying the beloved character in the upcoming sequel, Mary Poppins Return
. "It's 55 years since that Mary Poppins
was made. This Mary Poppins is going to star Emily Blunt, and I'm a huge fan," she told Hoda Kotb on Thursday's Today
show. "It's a totally different story. You know, Disney had all the other Mary Poppins stories in its archives. So, why not use them up and make another one?"