Julie Andrews will always have a special place in the hearts of Mary Poppins fans, having played the beloved character in the original film back in 1964. Ahead of her interview on The Graham Norton Show tonight, the actress shared her thoughts on the long-awaited sequel, which came out last year. “I loved it. Yeah,” she said on Watch What Happens Live. “Look, the first film was made over 50 years ago, 60 years ago.
“I think it's about time a second one was allowed,” the Mary Poppins star continued. “But also, this had nothing to do with the first one.
“It wasn't as if they were repeating the first story. They had umpteen P. L. Travers books of Mary Poppins in the vault,” she noted. “So, they had to make a new one.”
As Andrews pointed out, Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers penned an impressive eight children’s book centred around the characters adventures.
But the actress didn’t stop there, going on to back the production of more Mary Poppins films in the future.
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Julie Andrews: Mary Poppins star teased more movies (Image: GETTY • DISNEY)
Julie Andrews: Mary Poppins star said she hopes there will be more sequels to come (Image: GETTY)
The tease came as fellow guest Whoopi Goldberg admitted she struggled to assimilate Emily Blunt’s new Mary Poppins with the one she knew and loved.
“It took me a minute,” the Sister Act star said, haltingly. “Because, for me, Julie’s always going to be Mary Poppins.”
“But she [Blunt] was wonderful, wasn’t she?” Andrews chipped in.
Goldberg agreed, before saying children