Emily Blunt on the Power of Mary Poppins

Decades after the original film, Emily Blunt is bringing back Mary Poppins in the Disney sequel, Mary Poppins Returns!

We caught up with the cast at the Los Angeles premiere to hear their thoughts on the fantastical continuation.


"She is so iconic and she means so much to so many people and so I really wanted to honor that and yet write my own version of her..." - Emily Blunt

Hamilton star Lin Manuel Miranda stars alongside Blunt in the upcoming movie and only had raving admiration for her portrayal of the magical nanny.

"From the second she stepped on set, she was Mary Poppins." - Lin Manuel Miranda

From a spoon full of medicine to self-discovery, Mary Poppins brings it all.

"I didn't realize how much I needed her to come back until I saw her coming out of the skies." - Emily Blunt

Dick Van Dyke will also be featured in the film, but rather than reprise his role, he will be playing one of his original character's sons.

"It doesn't seem real. I'm having a hard time accepting the fact that this is really happening." - Dick Van Dyke

Mary Poppins Returns flies into theaters December 19th!

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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