‘Saving Mr. Banks’ features cameo from Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real-life inspiration behind ‘The Blind Side’
Tuohy has become friends with film’s director John Lee Hancock, so she got a gig as extra in the film about ‘Mary Poppins’ author P.L Travers
BY ETHAN SACKS / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“Saving Mr. Banks” features a scene-stealing cameo from the real-life Southern spitfire behind “The Blind Side.”
Leigh Anne Tuohy, who was portrayed by Sandra Bullock in John Lee Hancock’s 2009 drama, decided she wanted to be a part of the director’s next film, too.
“I told John Lee Hancock when he started this project that we should sprinkle a little ‘Blind Side’ karma on it,” Tuohy reveals to the News. “So he laughed and said come be an extra for the day.”