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Why is Mary’s Mouth Crooked in Hocus Pocus?

In “Hocus Pocus 2,” Mary Sanderson played by Kathy Najimy had a new appearance. In the eagerly anticipated “Hocus Pocus” sequel, the actor, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker all returned as their well-known witchy personas.



The Sanderson sisters made a comeback on screen 29 years after the film’s first premiere, and this time, viewers noted that Mary’s crooked smile had switched sides. Najimy claimed that development has a straightforward explanation.

Mary Sanderson

The actor told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s on the other side partly because it’s so hard for me to do it on the side I did it on 30 years ago.




“I’m certain that the supporters will go into great detail as to why it is on the opposite side.
It’s merely an idea I had throughout the first week. You don’t need to be subtle or have a 40-page Shakespearean backstory since this is a big comedy”.

The performer claimed that while getting ready to shoot the 1993 movie, she invented the crooked smile. She managed the alteration in one scene this time with the assistance of the movie’s director, Anne Fletcher.



“Winnie (Midler) slaps me in the opening scene, and I turn my mouth to the other side, so we can explain it,” Majimy stated. “And then she hits me again, this time it sticks on the opposite side.”

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