Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British-American actress. She is the recipient of many awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She' s also been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards.
Emily Blunt stars as the practical and fantastical nanny in 'Mary Poppins Returns.' She spoke with Terry Gross about floating in the sky as Poppins, playing the baker's wife in the 2014 screen adaptation of Sondheim's 'Into the Woods,' and overcoming a debilitating stutter when she was young. Also, rock critic Ken Tucker reviews two Christmas albums — one by The Monkees and one by Rodney Crowell.Actor Lucas Hedges is best known for his roles in 'Manchester by the Sea' and 'Lady Bird,' and now stars in the movie 'Ben is Back' as a teenager in rehab for opioid addiction. He's also nominated for a Golden Globe for 'Boy Erased,' about a teenager subjected to gay conversion therapy by his conservative Baptist parents.
Emily Blunt talks to Simon about Mary Poppins Returns. Plus the UK Box Office Top 10 and Mark reviews the week's new films including Mary Poppins Returns, Bumblebee, Papillon and 1985.
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