Don't Know If You Noticed, But Mary's Smile In "Hocus Pocus 2" Is Backwards, And Here's Why

Hocus Pocus 2 is a great way to kick off spooky season, if you haven't watched it already.

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The sequel to the beloved '90s Halloween classic hit Disney+ this weekend, bringing the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters back for more mischief.

But there's something a little off about Mary.


In the original film, Mary's mouth skewed to the right.

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But in the new movie, it's the left.

The Sanderson sisters
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The reason? Kathy Najimy said that after 30 years, she just couldn't hold her mouth the way she did before.

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"It's on the other side mainly because it's so hard for me to do it on the side I did it on 30 years ago. I'm sure the fans are going to go into deep detail about why it's on the other side," she told Entertainment Weekly. "It's just something I came up with the first week. This is a big comedy, so you don't have to be subtle or have a 40-page Shakespearean backstory."

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The film does explain what happened to Mary's mouth, though. Kathy explained: "There's a scene at the beginning where Winnie slaps me, and my mouth goes to the other side, and then she slaps me again and it goes to the other side, and sticks."

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No more spoilers, though — watch Hocus Pocus 2 for yourself now on Disney+.