Emily Blunt Gushes About Working With "Inspiration" Meryl Streep in Mary Poppins Returns
We all know that Mary Poppins Returns is going to be just as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as the original — and not just because Emily Blunt has already wowed everyone as the magical nanny we all know and love. The sequel to the 1964 musical film also serves as a reunion for Blunt and Meryl Streep, two women who are known to bring more than a spoonful of sugar to the screen whenever they work together.
Mary Poppins Returns marks the third time Blunt and Streep have shared the silver screen. Their first film together was the 2006 megahit The Devil Wears Prada, in which Blunt played the assistant at her wits’ end to Streep’s iconically monstrous boss. The second was in 2014’s Into the Woods, which saw Streep as the witch who cursed the womb of Blunt’s peasant woman. Now, the two are bringing to life Mary Poppins and her “gravity-challenged” cousin Topsy, who have a less than idyllic relationship. If you’re sensing a theme with their roles, you aren’t the only one! In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Blunt couldn’t help but laugh while looking back on her relationship with Streep.
“It is a bit hilarious that we always play people who are contentious with one another,” she said. “From Prada to the Witch and the Baker’s Wife and now to cousins who drive each other insane. I did finally ask her, ‘When are we gonna play lovers or something?!’ She said, ‘Dream on.'”
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