A Sit Down With Actors Ben Whishaw & Emily Mortimer From Mary Poppins Returns

Hello guys, while out in Los Angeles we got a chance to chat with a few actors from the upcoming film Disney Mary Poppins Returns. We got a chance to sit down and chat with Actors Ben Whishaw(Michael Banks) and Emily Mortimer(Jane Banks) they were so cool! They talked about if their kids saw the original, working with Director Rob Marshall, challenges in the film and so much more! Check out what they had to say inside…

Rob Marshall said he got his first choice of all the actors. How does it feel for him saying that, and to be in such an iconic remake of a movie.

Ben: Well… When Rob likes you, he really, really, really, really… Disney. Like, he’s not… He doesn’t hold back. He really… You feel… You feel his love. You feel his… excitement about what you might bring.

What was the most challenging scene to create?

Ben: I think that the final scene when we’re in the… on the balloons was quite… challenging. I mean, everything was. But that was a… Because that had to be the climactic moment, you know? And… It’s weirdly much easier sometimes to play misery, and kind of whatever, you know. Grief or whatever. But  being open-hearted and happy can be quite hard.

Do you have favorite scene from the movie?

Ben: I really love the big dance number.

Emily: I’m the same. I think it’s amazing, and, like you just kind of get your, you can’t catch your breath almost. Like I keep saying, it’s like intravenous entertainment the film. It’s like just one, You know, one thing.

So did your children see the old one and now have seen the new one?

Emily: Neither of them have seen the new one yet. No. And they love the old one. Yeah. They’re psyched! They’re totally pumped about the whole thing. And May found my picture in this. We were in Barnes & Noble the other day and she found the book of Mary Poppins Returns, which I didn’t realize they’d even… done the book of…

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

“Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

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