Disney’s bringing again one among it is most memorable franchises this yr in Mary Poppins Returns, and star Emily Blunt takes to the skies on the quilt of Vogue.
The brand new cowl has Blunt clad in all crimson save for her blue hat, holding her umbrella as she soars excessive within the clouds, and you may see the quilt under. For Blunt, Mary Poppins is somebody who involves your aide whenever you want them most, and in that method, she’s a superhero.
“She’s a superhero,” Blunt advised Vogue. “You might say she’s some type of angel. She acknowledges what folks want, and she or he offers it to them, but they uncover one thing about themselves within the course of.” With a relatively Mary Poppins–like firmness, Blunt concludes, “I don’t assume she considerations herself with what she is. There’s no one else like her—which she fairly likes.”
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She had beforehand labored with director Rob Marshall on Into The Woods, and when he introduced spoke to her about taking part in Mary Poppins he made it clear she was his solely selection.
“Rob principally mentioned, ‘Should you don’t need to do that with us, we’re going to discover one thing else, as a result of we gained’t do it in the event you don’t need to,’ ” Blunt mentioned.
“For me, there was nobody else however Emily,” Marshall mentioned. “There wasn’t even a doable different selection. She’s uncommon on this world as a result of she’s extremely heat and humorous, and has a substantial amount of vulnerability as properly. And on the similar time, she’s British and may sing and dance.”
Fortunately Blunt mentioned sure to the function, although after telling a buddy about her acceptance of the half she admits “After which I bear in mind a sense of slight panic creeping in.”
Whereas Blunt’s co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda prepped for the film by watching the unique, Blunt took a distinct method and determined to not watch it.
“I knew that if I watched Julie Andrews’s model, possibly I’d take the sting off of what my instincts had been telling me to do,” Blunt mentioned. “Additionally, I didn’t need to be fully intimidated by the brilliance of her voice.”
Blunt had simply completed up The Woman on the Prepare when she began Mary Poppins, and that turned out to be an ideal transition for her.
“It was medicinal, singing these completely happy Mary Poppins songs after what I’d been via daily,” Blunt mentioned. “Poor Violet; she’d been rattling round inside me whereas I performed this alcoholic prepare wreck. However then I believe she benefited from all of the singing.”
Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters on December 19, 2019.