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Which Of These 8 Actresses Should Take Up Mary Poppins' Umbrella In The New Disney Movie?

We don't need a spoonful of sugar to help these cast suggestions to go down.

Now that Disney's announced its intentions to create a new live-action "Mary Poppins" film, people are buzzing over who will end up in the lead as the kind, mysterious British nanny. The Internet has their favorite already, and so does Disney according to the current movie gossip, but who else would be good for the part?

Luckily we're here to ponder over this question, and we have a few suggestions:

  1. Emily Blunt
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    According to some rumors, she's already the name to beat -- Disney is reportedly in talks with the actress and she appears to be their top pick. We loved her in "Into The Woods,"and she is actually British, which might be important.

  2. Lady Gaga
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    Weird? Maybe, but we know she can rock Julie Andrews' vocal range.

  3. Kerry Washington
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    Who is Olivia Pope anyway, but a nanny for congressmen who's practically perfect in every way?

  4. Laura Michelle Kelly
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    You might not know this actress unless you're a big musical theater fan, but she originated the role of Mary Poppins in both the West End and Broadway productions -- so you KNOW she can sing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in her sleep at this point.

  5. Lucy Liu
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    After being Sherlock Holmes' partners for a few seasons on "Elementary," she's good at getting people to do what she wants -- and I bet she can pull off a convincing British accent too.

  6. Nathalie Emmanuel
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    The youngest person on this list, but she's got some serious posh and being-in-charge-of-people chops on "Game of Thrones."

  7. Emilia Clarke
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    Speaking of which, the Mother of Dragons herself -- and Nathalie Emmanuel's boss BFF -- would be perfect for the part, too!

  8. Anne Hathaway
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    Not only is this fan-favorite a mentee of the OG governess, Julie Andrews, but she also played the character once already in a 2008 "Saturday Night Live" sketch and totally killed it.