Your First Look At Emily Blunt As Mary Poppins

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Disney just gave us our first look at the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns, in which Emily Blunt will take on Julie Andrews' iconic role.  

Being a HUGE Julie Andrews fan, when I first heard news of the casting, I was iffy... but this photo is giving me all the feels! 

As of lately, we've been hearing a lot about Mary Poppins.  Only recently did Julie Andrews reveal that she almost 'died on set' filming that flying umbrella scene! Just watch, she makes it look so effortless here: 

During an interview with Stephen Colbert, she revealed: 

 “There was a very dangerous day right at the end of filming when I was in this excruciatingly painful harness. And I was hanging around up there for the longest time with the umbrella. I thought I felt the wire leave and drop about six inches. I was nervous and very tired.”

“I plummeted to the stage,” explained Andrews. “I did. And there was an awful silence for a minute and I did let fly with a few Anglo-Saxon four-letter words, I have to admit.”

Thankfully she was alright.  I wonder if she will be on hand to offer some advice to Emily?  

That hat... that cloak, and bag!  We can't wait.  

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