More “Mary Poppins” movies would certainly be a “spoonful of sugar.”
Emily Blunt, 35, portrays the magical nanny — who was originally played by dame Julie Andrews in 1964 — in the upcoming “Mary Poppins Returns.” As magical as this already is, the actress has hinted there’s the possibility for her to take on the iconic role again in the future.
In an interview with U.S. Vogue magazine, Blunt said, “Oh, I would pay Rob [Marshall, director] to do it again with me. Yeah, I would. Definitely. More stories left to tell.”
While Marshall is currently getting ready for the current “Mary Poppins” movie to hit cinemas, he did admit that there is still a “lot of material” from P. L. Travers original book series that could be used in the future.
“I do know that there’s a lot of material there and it’s very rich with all kinds of adventures and ideas,” Marshall said. “It’s certainly ripe for the picking.”
Blunt’s daughters, Hazel and Violet, even praised her character as a “superhero.”
“She’s a superhero,” Blunt said. “You could say she’s some sort of angel. She recognizes what people need, and she gives it to them. Yet they discover something about themselves in the process. I don’t think she concerns herself with what she is. There’s nobody else like her — which she quite likes.”
It was further revealed that if Blunt did not sign on for “Mary Poppins Returns,” then Marshall wouldn’t have pursued the movie.
“Rob basically said, ‘If you don’t want to do this with us, we are going to find something else, because we won’t do it if you don’t want to,” Blunt said.
In response, Marshall said, “For me, there was no one else but Emily. There wasn’t even a possible other choice.”
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By: Maytinee Kramer