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Emily Blunt Has A Strong Message For International Day Of The Girl

In 2011, the United Nations came together for something important. They sought to inspire girls all over the world to chase their dream and do everything they can to achieve their life’s goals. October 11 was declared from that year on to be International Day of The Girl.

Disney celebrated the occasion this year by releasing a video series featuring successful women who worked in a variety of professions. Many big names like Apple executive Susan Prescott and GMA host Robin Roberts were part of #DreamBigPrincess.

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The series, which will release on all of Disney’s platforms, carries with the hope to inspire the future success of more women and girls.

One of the more familiar women featured in Disney’s series is Marry Poppins Returns star Emily Blunt. It is not likely common knowledge, but acting is not where the 35-year-old actress expected to be at her age. Her intention, when she 17, was to study linguistics at University.

A pretty crazy change of career choices, isn’t it? Don’t worry, there’s actually an explanation for what happened.

At age 17, Emily Blunt was part of a school play. While performing that same play at the Edinburg Theater Festival, an agent shared with the then-teenage university prospect that he believed she’d be a great actress.

Emily Blunt shared with young filmmaker Maris Tore that her career as an actress has allowed her to see through the lenses of many people. Playing the multitude of character give her a deeper understanding the human experience, she says, and in the process she learns new things about herself.

When it comes down to it, Emily has a few simple words for her daughters from none other than Mary Poppins. “Everything is possible. Even the impossible.”

It’s a good motto for anyone to live by.

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