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Emily Blunt takes on the iconic role of Mary Poppins in the long awaited sequel, Mary Poppins Returns. As the title suggests, the magical Nanny returns to the Banks residence decades after the first film to help the now grown Michael Banks with his three children.
Blunt has been receiving a lot of praise for portraying the magically nanny who was first portrayed on the big screen in 1964 by Julie Andrews. While the original film took place in the 1910s the sequel is set in the 1930s and reunites Mary with the Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw). Now grown, Michael finds himself in a state of crisis, his wife recently passed away leaving him to raise their three children on his own. Luckily, Mary Poppins returns to help him and his family through the difficult time.
@ScottyWillats spoke to Emily Mortimer about the pressure of portraying Jane Banks, one of the most iconic child characters in cinema. Emily praised director Rob Marshall for helping her conquer her fears of signing, which was important because there lots of new songs in the sequel. Emily Mortimer isn’t the only one singing, Broadway’s Lin-Manuel Miranda also appears in the film as Jack the Lamplighter, a former apprentice of Bert the Chimneysweep.
Mary Poppins Returns is rated G, it hits theatres across Canada on December 19th.
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