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.