Rosamund Pike wanted to play Mary Poppins
The actor has revealed that she had reached out the director to show her interest to star in the role
Rosamund Pike wanted to play Mary Poppins in the franchise reboot and says she even wrote to director Rob Marshall to show her interest.
The actor felt it was worth reaching out to the filmmaker to let him know she was interested in playing the magical nanny in Mary Poppins Returns. But the role eventually went to Emily Blunt.
"I wrote 'Just so you know, I would really love to be Mary Poppins. It's worth putting your hat in the ring for things sometimes," says Rosamund Pike.
When it comes to choosing her roles, the actress wants to work with directors who are passionate about projects.
"I really want to know whether the director has what it takes to make the film. It's not just a job. I felt that very strongly with Jose for Entebbe. I always want to know whether the person has a strong will, is it in his blood, before giving the nod," she signs off.