Rosamund Pike wanted to play Mary Poppins in the franchise reboot and even wrote to director Rob Marshall to show her interest.
The 39-year-old actress - who has sons Solo five, and Atom, three, with partner Robie Uniacke - felt it was worth reaching out to the filmmaker to let him know she was interested in playing the magical nanny in long-awaited sequel 'Mary Poppins Returns', but the role went to Emily Blunt.
She recalled to Total Film magazine: "[I wrote] 'Just so you know, I would really love to be Mary Poppins.'
"It's worth putting your hat in the ring for things sometimes."
When it comes to choosing her roles, Rosamund - who can next be seen playing a German terrorist in Jose Padilha's 'Entebbe' - wants to work with directors who are passionate about the project.