Irish Daily Mail - - Dermot Ahern -

TO MAKE the nanny look ‘prac­ti­cally per­fect in ev­ery way’, a team of 50 tex­tile artists, tai­lors, seam­stresses and milliners had five months and a €2.8mil­lion bud­get to make 450 cos­tumes, 467 pairs of shoes and 228 hats.

And in­stead of daisies and cher­ries on her lip­stick-red hat, Emily Blunt’s nanny has a del­i­cate robin in homage to the an­i­ma­tronic bird who duet­ted with Julie An­drews in the 1964 ver­sion.

The fi­nal touch, says Emily, was tilt­ing the hat at ‘a saucy an­gle’. The star says it was only then that ‘I truly felt like the char­ac­ter’.

In an­other nod to the first film, when Mary looks into the mirror, her re­flec­tion watches her from the other side and gives her an impish wink.

The cheeky talk­ing par­rot at the end of Mary’s um­brella also makes a come­back — ex­cept that he is now chat­tier and re­mote con­trolled.

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