Mary Poppins is back… and to no one’s surprise her return to the big screen is delightful!
The long awaited, much anticipated Mary Poppins Returns hits theatres just in time for the holidays on Wednesday, Dec 19th. It is every bit as magical and delightful as the original Mary Poppins which was released more than a half-century ago, in 1964.
Emily Blunt stars as everyone’s childhood-favourite nanny alongside Broadway veteran Lin-Manuel Miranda who plays Jack the Lamplighter.
The sequel is set 30 years after the original Mary Poppins film, when Jane and Michael (now played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw) are grown up. Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family in order to help them to re-discover the magic of life once again.
With plenty of nods to the original film, this sequel not only pays homage to the classic nostalgia but also transports us to a new, exciting age of adventures with the magical nanny.
I had the opportunity to speak with the marvelous Emily Mortimer who plays Jane about working on the film and why the entire experience has meant so much to her.