Legendary actress immediately declined the possibility of taking part in "The Return of Mary Poppins".
Julie Andrews was quite detached from the movie "The Return of Mary Poppins".
The film is the sequel to "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic that made her a movie star and earned her the only career Oscar, a year before "Music in the Heart."
The role of the lovable amateur who descends through the skies to change the family's life Banks is now in charge of Emily Blunt and unlike fellow Dick Van Dyke, who returns with a new character, the legendary actress declined to make a symbolic appearance in the new movie.
"She immediately said no," revealed director Rob Marshall on the red carpet before the preview, explaining that Julie Andrews clearly indicated that it was the Emily Blunt project and that she should lead it without having her around to divert attention .
On another occasion, Emily Blunt had already noticed this detachment to Variety, explaining that Andrews was very generous in supporting the project, but told the director that it was a new version of the character and did not want to appear suddenly and break this illusion, taking the spectators to say "ah, there's the real Mary Poppins."
"The Return of Mary Poppins" premieres on December 20 in Portugal.