Mary Poppins Returns star Emily Blunt takes the cover story of British Harper’s Bazaar‘s January 2019 edition captured by fashion photographer Richard Phibbs. Styling is work of Miranda Almond, with beauty from hair stylist Earl Simms, makeup artist Jenn Streicher, and manicurist Michelle Humphrey.
“Because I couldn’t speak fluently, I watched and listened. I’d be on the Tube, and I’d wonder about people and invent back stories for everyone. There’s always been a natural desire to walk in the shoes of others. It started quite young, because it was the only tool I had to speak properly. I was that kid, upstairs in my room, trying out stuff in the mirror. But I’d never tell anyone about it. It was always very private.
I didn’t have a desire to pursue acting and I wouldn’t have, if I hadn’t fallen into it. Crazy, isn’t it? But that’s probably why I ended up booking jobs, because I didn’t have any nerves. It was very charmed – rather embarrassingly, in fact.” – Blunt for Harper’s Bazaar UK, on being a quiet, bookish child with a stutter, and acting.