Dick Van Dyke paid Walt Disney for a second position in ‘Mary Poppins’


The star needed to fork out $4000 to play a second half within the traditional movie

His position as a lovable chimney sweep with a questionable cockney accent has entertained audiences watching Mary Poppins for years.

However Dick Van Dyke has revealed he was so intent on enjoying a second half within the much-loved film, he ended up paying Walt Disney for the privilege.

Van Dyke, who starred as Bert alongside Julie Andrews within the 1964 traditional, additionally performed Mr Dawes Senior. However the position, which noticed him caked him make as much as seem a lot older, didn’t come simply and the actor has revealed that he needed to persuade Walt Disney to offer it to him – finally providing cash in return for the half.

The actor made the confession to Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars within the upcoming sequel to the unique movie, Mary Poppins Returns, throughout a 20/20 particular on ABC.

He mentioned: “I needed to go to Walt and ask him for the half. He wouldn’t give it to me. I mentioned, ‘I’ll do it for nothing’.

“Really, I needed to give him $4,000 — I paid him to do the half.”

However the actor – who has a cameo within the new movie – mentioned he had no regrets, including: “And I’d do it once more!”

Final yr, the actor apologised for his accent within the unique movie whereas he picked up a BAFTA Britannia Award for Excellency in Tv.

Addressing the gang, he mentioned: “I admire this chance to apologise to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them essentially the most atrocious Cockney accent within the historical past of cinema.”

The star has a cameo within the new Mary Poppins movie, which is launched subsequent month and stars Emily Blunt because the world’s most well-known nanny. Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin firth even have roles.

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