Entertainment Desk
Decades before she was cast in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (in theaters Dec. 19), Emily Blunt envisioned a different future for herself. “I really did not have the intention of being an actor. I was going to go to university and do modern languages. And then I did a school play that went to the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. An agent came to see it—I was 17—and he goes, ‘I think you could really be good and you could do this.’ I was like, ‘Oh? OK.’ I wasn’t thinking at the time that this was my calling card,” she said. “I just thought I’d give it a go and see if it’d be a good fit for me.”
Now that she has two daughters with husband John Krasinski, Blunt is even more mindful of how she can inspire young girls to follow their dreams. “I want my daughters to claim the word ‘ambition’ as something very important and very positive,” she said. “The idea of being self-sufficient and an individual and doing what you love—that’s what I want for them, really.” Blunt leads by example, and she’ll continue to break down barriers—just as so many actor before her did. “There’s a line in Mary Poppins where she says, ‘Anything is possible. Even the impossible,” she said. “I think that really symbolizes what dreaming big is all about: The idea that if you want something big enough, then the universe is going to conspire to give it to you.” Source: E online