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Here's How Dick Van Dyke's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Character Connects to the First Movie

Here's How Dick Van Dyke's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Character Connects to the First Movie

Dick Van Dyke makes a very special appearance in the new movie Mary Poppins Returns, 54 years after he starred as Bert in the original Disney film.

What you might not know is that the 93-year-old actor’s character in the sequel has a connection to his work in the first movie.

In the first Mary Poppins, Dick not only plays Bert, he also plays the role of Mr. Dawes Senior, the banker. For the second role, he was credited as Navckid Keyd, an anagram of his name.

In a recent interview, Dick revealed that he had to pay Disney to play the second character. He said, “I had to go to Walt and ask him for the part. He wouldn’t give it to me. I said, ‘I’ll do it for nothing.’ Actually, I had to give him $4,000. I paid him to do the part. And I’d do it again!”

So, how does this connect to Mary Poppins Returns? Now, Dick is playing the role of Mr. Dawes Jr., the son of the character he played previously!

See photos of Dick Van Dyke at the Mary Poppins Returns premiere in the gallery…

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Photos: Disney, Getty
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