Working on Mary Poppins Returns was nostalgic for Emily Blunt

Published: Dec 13, 2018, 14:52 IST | PTI

Emily Blunt is taking on the iconic role in Disney's latest film Mary Poppins Returns, which is a direct sequel to 1964 movie

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

For Hollywood star Emily Blunt, playing the iconic character of Mary Poppins in the new Disney film was like taking a trip down the memory lane. The 35-year-old actor is taking on the iconic role in Disney's latest film "Mary Poppins Returns", which is a direct sequel to 1964 movie.

"I saw the first film... I think I must have been about six or seven, and was obviously swept away by the magic of it, and of her, and what she could do in turning the mundane into something magical and the kind of joy she infused into these children's lives," the actor said.

"I think every child would have watched that, and not only felt reassured by her sort of sternness, but also that she was gonna come in and make everything right again. And I think that combination of magic and reassurance has been the thing that is seared into my nostalgia when I think about 'Mary Poppins'," she added. Directed by Rob Marshall, "Mary Poppins Returns" also features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters. The film releases in India on January 4, 2019.

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