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Series 23, Episode 1 - Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Tom Holland, Kylie Minogue

Emily Blunt says taking on Mary Poppins was terrifying, John Krasinski reveals he's watched The Devil Wears Prada 72 times, Tom Holland says Madonna was unimpressed by his dance moves and Kylie Minogue reveals she wanted to be the blonde one from ABBA.

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Emily Blunt, talking about the horror movie A Quiet Place, in which she stars with John Krasinski, says, "I actually didn't want to do it to begin with. I'd just had our second baby and I'd done Mary Poppins so was in a state of joy. But when I read the script, I really wanted to do it. John had already approached another actress - a good friend of mine - so I told him he had to ring her and sack her! Luckily we are still friends."

Asked about her upcoming role as Mary Poppins, she says, "When I was offered the role It felt quite terrifying to take on such an iconic role and one played by the iconic Julie Andrews. It felt thrilling and scary at the same time and such a big thing to take on but I've done my own version."

John, revealing he isn't a great fan of the horror genre, despite starring in the new film, directing it and co-writing the screenplay, says, "I'm actually a bit of a scaredy-cat, but doing this film was phenomenal. It is actually a love letter to my kids - it shows the extremes you would go to for your children."

Asked if he was nervous at the prospect of working with his wife, he says, "I was terrified, I'd never been on a set when she was working," adding jokingly, "I'd heard she was a diva!" Talking more about working with Emily, he says, "I know this will sound sappy, but working with her really was the greatest collaboration of my life."

Revealing he was a fan of Emily before he met her, he confesses, "I've probably seen The Devil Wears Prada, give or take, around 72 times!"

Kylie Minogue, talking about her new album and the positive reviews it has received, says, "I am pretty chuffed. I'm just glad it's worked and I'm really happy with the result."

Talking about the country feel to her new work, she says, "I was going through a break up and wrote a lot of rubbish for six months. I got that out of my system and went to Nashville where everything all made sense. I felt great and was back on my own path again."

Asked about her early career, she says, "I always dreamt of being a singer as a kid - either Olivia Newton-John or the blonde one from ABBA, but I got into acting. It was while I was working on Neighbours that some of the cast and crew formed a band for a charity event and we started performing, I was approached and signed to Mushroom Records. Recently I asked the head of the record company, a very dear friend, if he had signed me as a joke originally, and he assures me I wasn't, but I am not so sure!"

Talking about performing at The Queen's birthday celebrations, Kylie says, "I am in awe of her. I'll pop along and sing a song - it will be cool."

Tom Holland, giving very little away about the plot, talks about his latest outing as Spiderman in the new movie Avengers: Infinity, says, "You might as well ask me to talk about quantum physics. I wasn't allowed to read the script because I have a tendency to tell people what's in it, so I have no idea what's going on or what the film is about. Most of time I was acting a scene with a tennis ball and when I asked who it was supposed to be they wouldn't tell me so I started ringing round cast members and doing my own research to try and work it out!"

Asked if he still loves the role three movies in, he says, "I loved Spiderman when I was a kid and watched the movies so to be in them now is surreal and a bit of a whirlwind."

Revealing a rather humiliating encounter with Madonna at the Oscars, Tom says, "I'd had one too many when a friend of mine dragged me over to meet her. All the way there I was thinking, 'What should I say.' And all I came up with was 'Hello.' To cover the awkward moment my friend told Madonna I was a great dancer, so when she asked me to show her, I took her by the hand and started dancing with her. I was terrible and she was obviously unimpressed so I bailed and left, leaving her on the dance floor. It was the most embarrassing moment of my life." Adding, "When I told my family what happened, my dad was laughing, my mother was cringing and the best reaction of all was from my little brother who said, 'Who's Madonna?'!"

Kylie performs her new single Stop Me From Falling live in the studio.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 6th April 2018
Time
10:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Emily Blunt Guest
Kylie Minogue Guest
Tom Holland Guest
John Krasinski Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Christine Rose Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Rina Dayalji Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Vicky Taylor Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer

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