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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… More Here! »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Wife Vanessa Joins Him at 'Mary Poppins Returns' World Premiere!

Lin-Manuel Miranda walks the red carpet with his wife Vanessa Nadal at the world premiere of his movie Mary Poppins Returns at the Dolby Theater on Thursday (November 29) in Hollywood.

Also in attendance at the event was Lin‘s co-star Dick Van Dyke, who plays the bank owner Mr. Dawes Jr. in the new film.

Dick walked the red carpet with his wife Arlene Silver.

Rob Marshall, who directed the movie, also was at the premiere.

Make sure to see the movie when it hits theaters everywhere on December 19.

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Dick Van Dyke Had to Pay Walt Disney For This Role In 'Mary Poppins'

Dick Van Dyke had to pay Walt Disney to be in the original Mary Poppins film – but it’s not what you think!

The 92-year-old actor just revealed that after he had been cast as the chimney sweeper Bert, he wanted to also take on the role of the banker, Mr. Dawes Sr.

Walt wasn’t sure about Dick taking the part but Dick convinced him with a check!

“I said, ‘I’ll do it for nothing.’ Actually, I had to give him $4,000 dollars. I had to pay him to do the part…And I’d do it again!” Dick said during an upcoming 20/20 Mary Poppins special.

Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic – A Special Edition of 20/20 will air on November 22nd at 8 PM on ABC.

Kristen Bell Helps Honor Lin-Manuel Miranda & Dick Van Dyke at Geffen Playhouse Fundraiser

Kristen Bell performs a song while making an appearance at the Backstage at the Geffen Fundraiser on Saturday (May 19) at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

The actress was one of the many celebs at the event, which honored Dick Van Dyke with the Distinction in Theater Award and Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Education Impact Award.

Some of the other stars in attendance included Billy Crystal, Jim Carrey, and others. The event helped raise more than $1 million!

Kristen sang “More Than Just a Spare,” a song written for the movie Frozen and ultimately cut from the film.

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Claire Foy Joins 'The Crown' Co-Star John Lithgow at Britannia Awards 2017

Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill have reunited!

Claire Foy was joined by her The Crown co-star John Lithgow at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards on Friday night (October 27) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Claire Foy

Other stars at the awards show included Gregg Sulkin, Olivia Cooke, Aziz Ansari, Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene, along with Kenneth Branagh and his wife Lindsay.

FYI: Olivia is wearing a Burberry outfit. Claire is wearing an Erdem dress and Anita Ko jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the event…More Here! »

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'Mary Poppins Returns' Begins Production, Official Plot Revealed

Emily Blunt is set to play the world’s most beloved nanny in Mary Poppins Returns and the official synopsis for the movie has been revealed!

Production has begun on the film, co-starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, and directed by Rob Marshall.

Also starring in the movie, set to be released on Christmas Day 2018, are Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. The new Banks children will be played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson.

Click inside to read the full synopsis… More Here! »