Follow along as I head to the Mary Poppins Returns red carpet, press junket, and more! It’s going to be the most magical event of the year!
I’ve been invited by Disney, ABC & Freeform to Los Angeles for an all-inclusive event. All opinions and ideas are 100% honest and my own!
A few weeks ago I received a bit of very late night pixie dust inviting me to an event in LA Wednesday, November 28th – Friday, November 30th to cover the Mary Poppins Returns red carpet premiere, press junket, and more! We received our itinerary last week while I was in Australia, and I’m so excited to get to share it with you!
Hopefully you’ll follow along because it’s going to be amazing!
Mary Poppins Returns Movie Screening
The trip starts with a movie night screening of Mary Poppins Returns on Wednesday and Q&A session with cast members and filmmakers of the movie. I’m hoping for the main cast like Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda but if that doesn’t happen no biggie because we get to have our own magical moments with them on Thursday!
Mary Poppins Returns Interviews
Thursday we have a full morning of interviews with the talented cast and film makers from Mary Poppins Returns.
I squealed all the way from Australia when I heard the lineup of interviews.
Okay fine, really just when I found out that we were getting to interview Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
I’ve done a couple of movie events where we didn’t have the chance to interview the main stars (hello Thor: Ragnarok) because of scheduling so I was crossing my fingers but not holding my breath for those two. Everything else is just a bonus in my head.
I’m seriously so excited!
Here’s the full list of who we get to interview! Make sure to follow along on Thursday morning as I’m tweeting away the little tidbits that the talent shares with us during the interviews.
- Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins)
- Lin-Manuel Miranda (Jack)
- Ben Whishaw & Emily Mortimer (Michael & Jane Banks)
- Pixie Davies & Joel Dawson (Anabel & Georgie Banks)
- Director Rob Marshall
- Songwriters Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Mary Poppins Returns Red Carpet Premiere & After Party
After our interviews, we have a few minutes to get ourselves transformed (hello Glamsquad!).
And then we’re off to the red carpet premiere of Mary Poppins Returns! Rumor has it this is going to be one beautiful and elegant red carpet.
I’m hoping to get a glimpse at some of the other celebrities in the film like Meryl, Colin Firth, and of course Dick Van Dyke.
And who am I kidding – I hope Emily Blunt brings a little eye candy in the form of her husband John Kransinski. He’s one of my favorite actors ever, and I loved watching the two of them together in A Quiet Place this year!
After the premiere, we get the chance to attend the premiere after-party with Mary Poppins Returns food and drinks, cast members, and more. This will be my first ever after party and I’m hoping that my jet lag has disappeared by then so I’ll be able to fully enjoy the experience!
25 Days of Christmas Festivities
And last but certainly not least, we are spending our day Thursday celebrating the upcoming 25 Days of Christmas Event with lots of fun events!
First up will be breakfast and screening of Disney Channel’s holiday episode of “Coop and Cami Ask the World” followed by Q&A sessions and photos with talent from the show – Dakota Lotus, Ruby Rose Turner, Albert Tsai, and Paxton Booth.
Then we’ll get the chance to do some more Q&A sessions Carter Oosterhouse (judge & host on The Great Christmas Light Fight) and Sherry Yard (judge on “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition”). If you haven’t watched either of these shows in the past, they’re a fantastic addition to any Christmas TV lineup!
The fun doesn’t stop there! We also will be joined by some of my favorite So You Think You Can Dance Alum Stephen tWitch Boss and his wife Allison Holker to talk about two shows their hosting during the holiday season – Pop-Up Holiday Santa Special (Monday, December 3rd at 9:30-11:00PMEST/PST) and Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Saturday, December 8th from 8-9PM EST)
More details about both shows coming soon but so far they sound absolutely magical!
Last but not least, we are going to to join Disney and ABC Television with some interactive holiday fun to celebrate their goal to donate #25TonsofToys for Toys for Tots this year!
Want to join in on the Toys for Tots fun?
This holiday season, Disney|ABC Television are teaming up with Disney store, ShopDisney.com and Toys for Tots. Fans and families can celebrate 25 Days of Christmas by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at a U.S. Disney store or on shopDisney.com until December 15th and Disney store will contribute $5 per toy to Toys for Tots, up to $1 Million! Post a selfie with your toy on social media using the hashtag #25TonsOfToys
It’s going to be a jam-packed week full of festive, musical, and magical fun, and I hope you follow along! I’ll be posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout the event using #MaryPoppinsReturnsEvent and #25DaysofChristmasEvent
About Mary Poppins Returns
In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Girl on the Train”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and LinManuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters everywhere on December 19, 2018.
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