EMILY BLUNT’S rein­ven­tion of one of Hol­ly­wood’s most fa­mous nan­nies in Mary Pop­pins Re­turns has been la­beled as de­light­ful in ev­ery way by many crit­ics. But the Bri­tish-born ac­tress ad­mits she was

“shocked” to be of­fered the role of the ti­tle char­ac­ter in the se­quel to

1964’s Mary Pop­pins. Here are ten things you don’t know about the 35-year-old star.

1 Act­ing helped her over­come a child­hood speech im­ped­i­ment. “It was so free­ing that my stut­ter­ing stopped when I was on­stage. It was re­ally a mir­a­cle,” Emily says. 2 She first saw Jaws at ten years old and calls it her all-time fa­vorite movie.

3 Emily was 3 straight ar­row as a kid and ad­mits, “I’d love to be ex­cit­ing and say that I was the rebel, but sadly I wasn’t.”

4 She was of­fered a record con­tract while still in high school but turned it down be­cause “I felt I wouldn’t be taken se­ri­ously as an ac­tress if I was up on a stage bump­ing and grind­ing.”

5 The ac­tress plays the cello and put her mu­si­cal skills on dis­play in 2004’s My Sum­mer of Love.

6 She had a three-year re­la­tion­ship with crooner Michael Bublé, whose song Every­thing was writ­ten about her. 7 In 2010, she wed The Of­fice ac­tor John Krasin­ski — her co-star in the 2018 thriller A Quiet Place — at pal Ge­orge Clooney’s place on Italy’s Lake Como.

8 Stan­ley Tucci was her costar in 2006’s

The Devil

Wears Prada and mar­ried her sis­ter in

2012 af­ter meet­ing her at

Emily’s wed­ding.

9 She be­came a nat­u­ral­ized U.S. cit­i­zen in 2015 — but took dual cit­i­zen­ship to main­tain her Bri­tish ties.

10 She hates wear­ing gloves and says, “I don’t know why, but I find them re­pul­sive. I’d scream if my mother tried to make me wear them as childit must be a pho­bia

She’s crazy about the ‘70s hit Jaws!

Emily and ex MichaelBublé

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