Scottish Daily Mail - - Weekender -

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 £2.5mil­lion 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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