'Mary Poppins Returns' trivia and fun facts
Dick Van Dyke In 'Mary Poppins' (1964), Dick Van Dyke he played a duel role as Bert/Mr Dawes Sr; in this film he makes a cameo as Mr Dawes Jr.
Pregnancy and production When 'Mary Poppins' (1964) was being written, the lead role was offered to Julie Andrews by Walt Disney himself. Andrews told Disney that she was pregnant and couldn't do the movie. Disney wanted Andrews so much that he postponed the production in order to accommodate Andrews' pregnancy. When this movie was announced, the history repeated as Emily Blunt was also pregnant and the movie was postponed to accommodate her pregnancy.
Julie Andrews turned down a cameo Julie Andrews turned down a cameo appearance because she thought that would be distracting. She said, "this is Emily's show, and I really want it to be Emily's show."