There was quite a mixed reaction when it was confirmed that there was going to be a new Mary Poppins movie, with some fans very excited to see their favourite character returning to the big screen, while others felt the character should be left well alone. British beauty Emily Blunt takes on the role of Mary Poppins, made famous by Julie Andrews in the original film, and Emily has revealed how Julie has given her approval.
Blunt was chatting to EW, when she revealed, "Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, 'It's top secret, but Emily Blunt's playing Mary Poppins'. And she went, 'Oh, wonderful!' I felt like I wanted to cry. It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure."
As well as talking about getting the approval of Julie Andrews, Emily Blunt also went on to talk about what we can expect from her version of the character. Emily admitted that there are going to be some differences from the original Mary Poppins, which she says is a bit worrying due to the love for the character.
Blunt added, "We're delving into the books a lot more, which is a different version of the character, I'll say that much. She's a little meaner, yeah. I feel a little more trepidation with this [character] because she's so emblematic of people's nostalgia. It's such an important character in people's childhood."
Emily Blunt will appear on the big screen in the iconic role, when Mary Poppins Returns, which will be directed by Rob Marshall, hits the big screen on December 25, 2018.