New interview with Emily Blunt and Luke Evans about The Girl On The Train, which has it’s premiere tonight in London.
TAKING on one of the most-loved characters of all time carries with it a certain kind of pressure, not least when you are following in some practically perfect footsteps. However, for Emily Blunt – who is playing Mary Poppins in the forthcoming remake of the 1964 classic – a confidence boost recently came her way from her famous predecessor.
“Rob [Marshall, the film’s director] said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw Julie Andrews and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins,’” the actress revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “And she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’ I felt like I wanted to cry. It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure.”
“I feel a little more trepidation with this because she’s so emblematic of people’s nostalgia,” Blunt admitted of taking the title role in the film, which is slated for release on Christmas Day 2018. “It’s such an important character in people’s childhood.”
Blunt – who is currently promoting the much-anticipated The Girl On the Train, which is hitting cinemas later this year – also disclosed how her interpretation of the legendary nanny will differ from the portrayal made famous by Andrews’s.
“We’re delving into the books a lot more, which is a different version of the character,” she revealed, referencing P.L. Travers’s original series. “She’s a little meaner, yeah,” she smiled.
Emily Blunt is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, promoting The Girl on The Train. Here are scans from the issue:
I’ve updated the gallery with several scans from 2004 til 2016. Some are bigger versions of what we’ve already had, but most of them are new additions. Click the thumbs to view the scans. Enjoy!
Last week, Emily Blunt and her husband John Krasinski attended the Screening of his movie The Hollars, here are some photos.
Hello everyone! I’m catching up on past events I’ve missed updating. Here they are, just click on a thumb to view the album: