We all know that Mary Poppins has her fair share of whimsical and magical abilities, but when it comes to Mary Poppins Returns, that magic also made its way behind the scenes as well. One of the standout scenes from both the trailer and the film was the shot of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins delightfully saying “off we go” before disappearing into the bathtub.
Well, a recent video has been making its way around social media revealing just how the scene was shot and it’s quite fantastic. While the simplest guess would be that it was done using some sort of CGI, the scene was actually filmed by Blunt using a giant slide! First, she sits back disappears into the tub:
But she’s not just holding her breath under there, she’s actually sliding on down!
The whole thing seems like it was a much more enjoyable experience than the last time she had to shoot in a bathtub:
Check out the full clip below!
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Since Mary Poppins Returns has been released, Blunt has been nominated countless times for her role as the iconic Nanny including the nods at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, and the upcoming Screen Actors Guild. She will most likely continue her streak when the Academy Award nominations are announced later this month.
Mary Poppins Returns, which hit theaters last December, brings audiences right back into the Banks family as they are re-introduced to Michael and Jane (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer) who are now grown up. After a terrible tragedy strikes, Michael and his three kids, the family is once again visited by the enigmatic Nanny named Mary Poppins. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack (Hamilton’s Lin Manuel Miranda), she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
In addition to Blunt and Manuel Miranda, the film also featured an all-star cast including Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin Topsy, Colin Firth as Michael’s boss, Julie Walters as Ellen, and Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Woman.
Mary Poppins Returns is currently in theaters!
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