Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda showed off their musical chops on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, muscling through 22 musicals in a 12-minute video and hardly missing a beat.
The two joined the late-night host to promote (or rather, encourage Corden to promote) their latest film, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which hits theaters today. Aided by a blue screen and a plethora of props, the trio sang and danced through the 22 musicals, nearly seamlessly intertwining them from beginning to end.
Each star was given a moment to shine, whether vocally (Miranda’s take on Les Miserables and Blunt’s version of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Evita) or physically, when all three hopped around the set in their representation of Fame. By the end of the skit, after performing the likes of Cabaret, Chicago, Into The Woods, Dreamgirls, Moulin Rouge and even a few seconds of Hamilton, the cast breathlessly ended with “Dancing Queen” from Mamma Mia!. Of course, a few seconds of Mary Poppins Returns was thrown in there, with Blunt making a cheeky callback to the film’s trailer before Corden plugged the release.
None of the trio are strangers to the world of musical theatre, with both Corden and Blunt starring in the 2014 film adaptation of fairytale musical Into The Woods and Miranda helming the hip-hop history sensation that is Hamilton.
Check out the skit and revisit the trailer for Mary Poppins Returns below.