The Gulf Today - Time Out - - MOTORING -

Bri­tish ac­tor (mily Blunt has ap­peared on the cover of a mag­a­zine dressed as pop­u­lar char­ac­ter Mary Pop­pins ahead of the re­lease of “Mary Pop­pins Re­turns” which sees her tak­ing on the beloved nanny’s char­ac­ter. She will ap­pear on the De­cem­ber cover of Amer­i­can 9ogue dressed in char­ac­ter as the epony­mous nanny. She wears an all-red en­sem­ble by Dior, com­plete with a full tulle skirt and a form-it­ting blazer and an open um­brella by Lon­don Un­der­cover, re­ported in­de­pen­

Blunt’s shoot is ac­com­pa­nied by an indepth in­ter­view in which the 35-year-old ac­tor dis­cusses her role in the new movie.

The role was orig­i­nally fa­mously played by Julie An­drews, who had even won an Os­car for her per­for­mance in the 1964 ilm.

Blunt told the mag­a­zine that she did not re-watch the clas­sic ilm in fear that it might put her off.

“I knew that if I watched Julie An­drews’s ver­sion, maybe I would take the edge off of what my in­stincts were telling me to do. Also, I didn’t want to be com­pletely in­tim­i­dated by the bril­liance of her voice,” Blunt said.

The cover was widely praised by fans on so­cial me­dia, over a month ahead of the ilm’s UK re­lease on De­cem­ber 19.

In­stead of a clas­sic, close-up stu­dio shot, Blunt is seen in full length, with Must a blue and cloudy sky be­hind her.

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