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Sophia Loren Makes Rare Public Appearance to Host Reception for 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Sophia Loren poses for a photo with director Rob Marshall at a reception for the Disney musical Mary Poppins Returns on Friday (January 11) at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The legendary actress made a rare public appearance to support the film. She worked with Rob on the movie musical Nine back in 2009.

Also in attendance at the event were Sophia‘s son Edoardo Ponti, songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and actor Jon Voight.

Mary Poppins Returns was nominated for four Golden Globes and it’s up for nine Critics’ Choice Awards this weekend.

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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Host Special Screening of Emily Blunt's 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are supportive friends and they hosted a special screening of Mary Poppins Returns just for their close pal Emily Blunt!

The couple hosted the screening on Thursday night (January 10) at Feinstein’s / 54 Below in New York City.

Blake and Ryan were joined by Emily, director Rob Marshall, as well as Ryan‘s Deadpool co-star Morena Baccarin and her partner Ben McKenzie, Harry Connick Jr., Mike Myers, and more.

Blake‘s Gossip Girl co-star Margaret Colin was there as well!

Emily was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in the movie and she’s up for awards at the upcoming Critics’ Choice Awards and SAG Awards.

FYI: Emily is wearing a Cushnie outfit, Sam Edelman shoes, and a Prabal Gurung coat.

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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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Is There a 'Mary Poppins Returns' End Credits Scene?

Mary Poppins Returns, the highly anticipated sequel to the iconic Mary Poppins, hits theaters at midnight on Wednesday (December 19). But the question is…should you stay in your seat for a post-credits scene?

Well, we can confirm that there is nothing after the credits.

In the movie, decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

That said, there is a moment in the books that didn’t make the final cut of the film, but star Lin-Manuel Miranda hopes audiences will see it one day.

“I hope if there’s ever sort of a Blu-ray, special features — there was a song called ‘The Anthropomorphic Zoo’ that was also in the animated sequence. That was great! We had two huge numbers in a row, so they sort of took the best of that and made the Royal Doulton Music Hall song, which is also wonderful, but I hope they release ‘The Anthropomorphic Zoo,’” he recently revealed.

Emily Blunt & Meryl Streep Hit Blue Carpet at 'Mary Poppins Returns' European Premiere!

Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep strike a pose on the blue carpet while attending the European premiere of their anticipated film Mary Poppins Returns held at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday (December 12) in London, England.

The 35-year-old actress and Meryl, 69, were joined at the event by their co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Chris O’Dowd, Tarik Frimpong, Jim Norton, Jeremy Swift, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson.

Also in attendance at the big premiere was Emily‘s husband Alessandro Nivola and their daughter May Rose Nivola, Game of ThronesMaisie Williams, Colin’s wife Livia Firth, as well as the film’s producer Marc Platt, screenwriter John DeLuca and director Rob Marshall.

Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters on Christmas Day – Stream the soundtrack here!

FYI: Emily is wearing a Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown and Jimmy Choo shoes. Meryl is wearing an Elie Saab ensemble. Lin-Manuel is wearing a Stella McCartney suit. Emily is wearing Jimmy Choo shoes.

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