Emily Blunt may be about to recreate the magic of ‘Mary Poppins’, but she’s revelead that fans need to understand, ‘There’s a new Mary in town’ and she does things differently!
The ‘Girl on the Train’ star was talking to Magic Radio last week when the subject came up of the highly-anticipated Disney Live Action remake, set to hit screens in 2018.
The British actress revealed fan favourite ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ (even her own favourite song from the original film) WON’T be appearing in the new version, and neither will any of the other timeless numbers. In fact she said the new film will have an all new sound track, and she’s not sorry, stating:
“Spoonful of Sugar does not exist in our version; it’s all new music! Get over it guys. There’s a new Mary in town.”
Variety reports that producers have decided to place the new film 20 years after the original, which would set it in Depression-era London. Storylines will be taken from bestselling author PL Travers’ books relating further adventures of Mary Poppins and her employers, the Banks family.
Julie Andrews won an Oscar her role in the 1964 original, which saw her flying with an umbrella, having a tea party on the ceiling and sharing wise life lessons with her young charges. The film won four other Oscars, and made $100million at the box office.
In October last year, the veteran actress gave her blessing to the remake, saying “I think it’s time.”
Emily was relieved to hear the news of Andrews’ giving her blessing, but highlighted she isn’t out to claim Poppins’ legacy for herself. Emily said: “Hey! No one can out-Julie Julie Andrews, so I’m happy not to do it.”
Blunt is currently promoting her current film, The Girl on The Train which has steamed ahead topping both UK & US box offices, raking in $24.7 million in its opening weekend.