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Emily Blunt Reveals Julie Andrews' Reaction to Her 'Mary Poppins' Casting

Emily Blunt Reveals Julie Andrews' Reaction to Her 'Mary Poppins' Casting

Emily Blunt is set to play Mary Poppins in an upcoming sequel and she is revealing what original star Julie Andrews had to say about her casting.

While the 33-year-old actress hasn’t spoken to Julie herself, she said director Rob Marshall had a chance to tell her about the casting before the news broke.

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Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins,’” she told EW. “And she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’”

“I felt like I wanted to cry,” Emily added. “It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure.”

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