One of the most eye-popping moments in “Mary Poppins Returns” involved Emily Blunt falling backwards into a bathtub and disappearing. And it turns out the shot was completely real.
A clip that went viral over the weekend shows how Blunt and the filmmakers pulled off the amazing shot.
The production built a hole into the tub, with a slide down below the floor. The tub was filled with bubbles, and all Blunt had to do was let herself go down the slide backwards.
In a discussion about the film posted on YouTube, Blunt explained how the shot was created and revealed that, despite everything being very safe, going down the slide backwards was pretty scary.
The children in the film also got to go down the bathtub slide but they did it facing forward.
“The kids did theirs 20 times,” Blunt said. “I think I did it twice, and then I was like, ‘Have you got it? Is that it?'”