I can remember the day I had the opportunity to interview Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt for the unforgettable Into the Woods Event. I instantly fell in love with her charm that day. I am very excited to share the first glimpse of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins.
I am a huge fan of Mary Poppins and to see Emily Blunt starring in the new sequel makes it even that much more special for me. Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana – composer), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter series) with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, Into the Woods).
There are no words for me to explain how much I love Meryl Streep. I had the opportunity to interview her for Into the Woods. She’s right up there with interviewing Ellen DeGeneres… checking off my bucket list! Such amazing, strong, talented women!
About Mary Poppins Returns
The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.
Mary Poppins Returns will be released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2018!