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Julie Andrews Talks Possibility of a Cameo in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel

by Jackie Willis 8:56 AM PDT, June 29, 2017
Playing Julie Andrews Talks Possibility of a Cameo in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel

Julie Andrews is thrilled that Mary Poppins is making a comeback.

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?"

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While on the morning show, Andrews also spoke with Al Roker, Jenna Bush-Hager and Sheinelle Jones about the possibility of her making a cameo in the highly anticipated movie. "No, it's [Blunt's] movie," she declared. "It's not a recreation of the movie by any means. ...It is about the same character and other aspects that she did in her life."

There is one sequel that Andrews would consider. When asked if fans can expect a Princess Diaries 3, she shared, "There's always been talk about it. It's a 'yes' if they ask me, only if it happens of course."

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The Despicable Me 3 star added that producers would "have to speak to Anne Hathaway" about making a third movie, as she is, after all, the princess in the movies.

In March, ET also caught up with Andrews, who again gushed over Blunt portraying Mary Poppins, calling the actress "terrific and a perfect pick."

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