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Recently, Emily Blunt spoke about Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming sequel to the 1960s Disney classic Mary Poppins. Now, a group interview with Emily Blunt’s co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda has been released and he discussed various aspects about Mary Poppins Returns.
Mary Poppins Returns
One of the things Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke about was working with director Rob Marshall for this film:
“I mean, it’s amazing. And that’s the other reason I wanted to do this. Because, you know, there are dreams come true moments; getting your show on Broadway, getting to be in a movie. And then there are dreams that you didn’t even have the audacity to have, like that there would be a sequel to Mary Poppins and you could be dancing with Mary Poppins someday.”
“Who would have the audacity to have that dream? And here we are. But you know, the other, the main reason I’m here is because I think Rob Marshall’s the best at making movie musicals. I think Chicago is the best movie adaptation of a musical, which is the hardest thing to pull off. And I’ve talked about it with Rob many times.”
“I mean, he was born in the wrong era. Like if he were born during the MGM unit, there’d be tons of Rob Marshall classics, so seeing him get to work on an original musical is really thrilling because you’re there from the ground up.”
“You’re building the music, you’re building the story, so he already did the hardest thing, which was to adapt a two-act musical into a three-act film. So now to get to build an original musical and to watching him do it has been one of the great learning experiences of my life.”
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