Sophia Loren, 84, makes a rare Hollywood appearance to host a screening of Mary Poppins Returns
Bobbie Whiteman For Dailymail.com
She’s a global film icon.
And on Friday Sophia Loren, 84, made a rare public appearance to host a star-studded reception and screening of Mary Poppins Returns at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Looking as youthful as the magical nanny herself, the Italian star, who first appeared on screen in 1950 Tarzan parody, Tototarzan, smiled as she posed in a blue jacket and matching pants with a blue chiffon scarf wrapped around her neck.
Old pals: Icon Sofia Loren, 80, snuggled up with Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall, 58, at a reception and screening in the movie’s honor at the Montage in Beverly Hills on Friday
She was pictured with a host of directors and actors including Mary Poppins Returns’ Rob Marshall, 58, who was decked out in a black suit and shirt.
The couple stood next to a Mary Poppins Returns poster featuring Emily Blunt, 35, as Mary and Lin-Manuel Miranda, 38, as lamplighter Jack.
She worked with Rob on the movie musical Nine back in 2009.
Sophia also posed with Rob and her son, Eduardo Ponti, 46, whom she shared with her late husband producer Carlo Ponti, who died in 2007 aged 94.
Keeping it in the family: Rob and Sophia were joined by the actress’s son Eduardo Ponti, 46, whom she shared with her late husband, producer Carlo Ponti, who died in 2007 aged 94
Eduardo, too, was suited up in black but added a blue shirt and tie.
Veteran sctor Jon Voight, 80, turned up at the event and was pictured with his arm around Rob.
Others joining Sophia at the reception included Rob’s choreographer partner John DeLuca; director of photography Dion Beebe, 51; production designer John Myhre, 60; composer, songwriter/co-lyricist Marc Shaiman, 59, and co-lyricist Scott Wittman, 64.
Mixing and mingling: Veteran sctor Jon Voight, 80, turned up at the event and was pictured with his arm around Rob
Mary Poppins Returns was nominated for four Golden Globes but didn’t manage to convert them into wins on January 6 at the Beverly Hilton.
It’s also up for nine Critics’ Choice Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday in Santa Monica.
The Oscars, which roles out on February 24 at the Dolby Theater i Hollywood, has yet to announce its nominees.
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