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Kathy Najimy explains Mary’s smile change in “Hocus Pocus 2”

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Nobody Put a Spell on You: Mary’s crooked smile really does change sides in “Hocus Pocus 2.” The long-awaited sequel to the 1993 classic is packed with surprises for fans of the original, but Mary’s smile update has left some fans baffled. However, according to star Kathy Najimy, there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for the change and it has nothing to do with magic.

In a recent interview with entertainment weekly, Najimy revealed that changing Mary’s crooked smile from the left side of her face to the right came down to her comfort. “She’s on the other side mainly because it’s so hard for me to do the side that I did 30 years ago. I’m sure the fans are going to dig into the details of why she’s on the other side,” she said. explained. “It’s something that came to me the first week. This is a great comedy, so you don’t have to be subtle or have a 40-page Shakespearean backstory.”

Still, if fans watch the beginning of “Hocus Pocus 2” closely, they’ll also get an in-world explanation for the change. “We can justify it because there’s a scene early on where Winnie slaps me and my mouth goes the other way, and then she slaps me again and goes the other way and hits me,” the actor told EW. .

From then on, Mary’s trademark smile goes in the opposite direction. That level of attention to detail helps make “Hocus Pocus 2” both a nostalgic treat for original fans and a fun movie for kids just learning about the franchise.

In a September interview with colliders, Najimy shared why he thinks “Hocus Pocus” continues to resonate with generations of fans. “There was something about this movie that was ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ where the generation shows it to their children, who then show it to their children, and so on, and it becomes part of the fabric of the story of the movie. family,” he said. “I don’t think anyone can predict that.”

“Hocus Pocus 2” is now streaming on Disney+.

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