Even though Mary Poppins Returns won’t hit theaters for a couple weeks, early buzz is pointing to Emily Blunt’s performance as the titular character as Oscar-worthy and thus a surprise award contender. Seems appropriate then that Disney released today a featurette titled “Pish Posh” that delves into Blunt’s affection for the character, originally played by Julie Andrews in the original film and who coincidently enough went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress herself. Is history set to repeat itself? Check out the featurette below:
Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep. It is directed by Rob Marshall and is set to hit theaters December 19th.