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Emily Blunt on on Playing Mary Poppins: "Nobody's Julie Andrews, So I'm Just Gonna Do My Own Thing"

Image Source: Getty Images / Karwai Tang Emily Blunt is about to take on one of the most beloved literary and cinematic characters of all time and, rightfully so, she's a little scared. During a press day where she was promoting The Girl on the Train, Blunt was equally excited to discuss the next huge role she's lined up, playing Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns. The sequel already boasts an incredibly cast that includes Meryl Streep and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Blunt has some big shoes to fill after Julie Andrew's originated the role in the 1964 film - not that she's letting her nerves get in the way.
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