Dick Van Dyke Had the Cutest Reaction When He Found Out About Mary Poppins Returns
Disney's Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, definitely has Dick Van Dyke's seal of approval. During a special edition of ABC News's "20/20," the 92-year-old actor and Lin-Manuel Miranda sat down to discuss the 1964 film's legacy and his reaction when he found out it was being reimagined. While people are usually trepidatious about classic movies getting rebooted, that simply wasn't the case for Van Dyke. In fact, his first question was, "Can I be in it?" Aww!
And you better believe director Rob Marshall made it happen. Van Dyke will make a very special cameo in the sequel as Mr. Dawes Jr., the son of bank director Mr. Dawes from the original film, who was also played by Van Dyke. For even more interesting tidbits about the film, you can watch the full special, "Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic — A Special Edition of 20/20," when it airs on Thursday, Nov. 22 on ABC.