Published On: Tue, Feb 13th, 2018

Emily Mortimer says Emily Blunt is ‘really sexy’ in ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ praises director Rob Marshall

While promoting “The Party,” Sally Potter’s dark political comedy that won the Guild Film Prize at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, Metro spoke with Emily Mortimer about her role in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, which stars Emily Blunt as titular Nanny, returning to a whole new generation of kids.

Mortimer’s response was less than kids friendly and somewhat surprising considering the target audience.

“Emily Blunt is f*****g brilliant as Mary Poppins, that is all I can say. And really sexy. I think she is going to be a really sexy Mary Poppins.”

Mortimer plays Jane Banks and Metro teased about that being a tagline for the film. She said it was a great “privilege” being cast in the film, which she insists is gloriously hopeful and wonderful. 

“It felt like a real, I don’t want to sound too gushy, but it felt like a great privilege to be part of it. Rob Marshall who directed it did it with such care and love and hope and a lack of cynicism.” 

“He was just wanting to make the best version possible of this story. I found his attitude to the whole thing just incredibly moving. His whole modus operandi is about putting on a show and making something entertaining and showcasing the power of entertainment.” 

“And he has done it. I think. I don’t know. Obviously time will tell. Who am I to judge. But I think it is really wonderful and it feels like an antidote to something.”

Full post by Metro can be read HERE

Mary Poppins Returns takes place 25 years after the original Disney movie, which starred Julie Andrews in the titular role. The sequel centers on Poppins’ return to the family, when Michael suffers a personal loss in 1930s London.

The grown Michael will be played by Ben Whishaw (Q in the Daniel Craig led James Bond films) with a promised appearance by Dick Van Dyke.

Colin Firth will play a heartless bank manager named Mr. Wilkins with stars Julie Walters, Meryl Streep and Angela Lansbury.

Mary Poppins Returns is set for a December 25, 2018 release date.

Check out the teaser for the film HERE

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins

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