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One of the most anticipated films of 2018 is Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the beloved classic Mary Poppins. Emily Blunt will play the character so synonymous with Judie Andrews in this movie and she took part in an interview with a group of journalists to discuss Mary Poppins Returns.
Mary Poppins Returns
Emily Blunt had this to say on the familiarity she had with Mary Poppins as a child:
“Well I think Mary Poppins as a character is so iconic, and I think the film, for me, and I think for most people, is one of those films that is sort of seared into people’s memory, an emblem of their nostalgia in many ways.”
“So I do remember it very fondly and took such a great comfort in it as a child, that was something that struck me of that person coming in and so capable and so magical, and just sweeping it all up and making it right. I took a lot of comfort in that as a child, so I think we are trying to, obviously, continue that now too with our film.”
Emily Blunt also spoke about the more challenging aspects of filming Mary Poppins Returns:
“The dancing, probably. I feel that I just try to approach her as I would any other character and not be caught up in the white noise of, ‘Oh my God, you are Mary Poppins.’ I think that has been my main focus, is just to approach her calmly, as I would any other character, how I would play her, with what I have given on the page?”
“I have not watched the originals since I saw it as a child, cause I… no one is going to outdo Julie Andrews. I think I just want to… this is just going to be my version her. The dancing has been the most daunting prospect for me.”
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