Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda stops by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday to chat about his new movie, “Mary Poppins Returns”, and reveals the hardest scene he’s ever had to film.
The 38-year-old actor, who plays Jack the lamplighter in the upcoming sequel of the iconic 1964 musical, tells DeGeneres that he had the “hardest ten seconds of [his] life” trying to film one particular scene in which he had to simultaneously sing and ride a bike while throwing apples to orphan children.
“I’m sure there are takes of me just absolutely whacking poor orphan children, just throwing apples too hard,” Miranda jokes.
The award-winning composer also chats about reprising his role of Alexander Hamilton when he takes his Broadway smash “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico next year. The production will help raise money for artists and arts organizations in Puerto Rico.
DeGeneres then invites Miranda to play a special Thanksgiving leftovers edition of “Taste Buds”, with each dish he correctly identifies adding $2000 to The Flamboyan Arts Fund. Miranda proves to be an expert at guessing foods while blindfolded.
On Monday, Disney released two new original songs from “Mary Poppins Returns”, including Miranda’s “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” which features co-star Emily Blunt, Tarik Frimpong, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, and Leeries.
The other song, “The Place Where Lost Things Go”, is a sentimental ballad performed by Blunt, who will portray Mary Poppins in the film.
“Mary Poppins Returns” opens in theatres December 1.