- Emily Blunt graced the cover of the latest issue of US Vogue as Mary Poppins.
- The images were shot by Annie Leibovitz.
- Fans can’t contain their excitement.
This December, a new generation will enter the magical world created by P. L. Travers when “Mary Poppins Returns” hits the big screen.
The title role has been taken on by Emily Blunt, with Poppins’ friend Jack played by Lin-Manual Miranda.
To commemorate the film, Blunt has graced the cover of the December issue of US Vogue, and fans can’t contain their excitement.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) November 8, 2018
The cover was shot by acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who also captured Blunt alongside Miranda for an entire photoshoot.
Wearing a Dior jacket, skirt, and hat with a London Undercover umbrella, Blunt appears practically perfect in every way and, as she soars into the sky, provides the obligatory magic of a December cover.
Needless to say, fans of Blunt, Leibovitz, and Poppins can’t get enough of the images.
“Putting Mary Poppins on a Vogue cover is a big mood and I think I love it,” wrote one person on Twitter.
putting mary poppins on a vogue cover is a big mood and i think i love it
— bbori (@tboriii) November 8, 2018
“This photoshoot legit choked me up,” wrote another.
This photoshoot legit choked me up. https://t.co/qv4Jcdx5qP
— Amber Treadway (@dervogelfamber) November 8, 2018
“Absolutely stunningly beautiful, I can’t wait to see this!” said a fan.
absolutely stunningly beautiful, i can’t wait to see this! ????
— a s h l e y△⃒⃘ (@__ashleyjean) November 9, 2018
In her interview accompanying the shoot, Blunt revealed that when the producers of “Mary Poppins Returns” approached her about the role, they’d already decided that they would only make the film if she said yes.
“Rob [Marshall, the director] basically said, ‘If you don’t want to do this with us, we are going to find something else, because we won’t do it if you don’t want to,’ ” Blunt explained.
“For me, there was no one else but Emily,” Marshall added. “There wasn’t even a possible other choice. She’s rare in this world because she’s incredibly warm and funny, and has a great deal of vulnerability as well. And at the same time, she’s British and can sing and dance.”
Of course, for many people, Julie Andrews is Mary Poppins, but Blunt knew she couldn’t turn down the opportunity to play such a brilliant character.
“She’s a superhero,” says Blunt. “You could say she’s some sort of angel. She recognizes what people need, and she gives it to them, yet they discover something about themselves in the process.”