Actress Emily Blunt had mixed feelings about taking on Mary Poppins Returns

Actress Emily Blunt stars as Mary Poppins in the movie Mary Poppins Returns.
Actress Emily Blunt stars as Mary Poppins in the movie Mary Poppins Returns.PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood continues to crank out one remake after another pretty shamelessly. But it treads extra carefully when rebooting something as sacrosanct as Mary Poppins, the 1964 movie musical that became an instant classic.

The original - a children's fantasy featuring Julie Andrews as a nanny with magical powers - is re-imagined in Mary Poppins Returns, which stars Emily Blunt and opened in Singapore cinemas this week (it opened on Dec 25).

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