Emily Blunt is paying it forward

In celebration of International Day of the Girl last Thursday, Disney has rolled out a new video series, #DreamBigPrincess, where women offer advice and inspiration for the next generation of leaders. Trailblazing women like Victoria Arlen, Jennifer Lee, Susan Prescott, Robin Roberts and Kathleen Kennedy were interviewed for the campaign – and E! News has a look at Blunt's conversation with teen filmmaker Marisa Torre.

Decades before she was cast in Mary Poppins Returns (in theaters Dec. 19), Blunt envisioned a different future for herself. "I really did not have the intention of being an actress. I was going to go to university and do modern languages. And then I did a school play that went to the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. An agent came to see it – I was 17 – and he goes, 'I think you could really be good and you could do this.' I was like, 'Oh? OK.' I wasn't thinking at the time that this was my calling card," she said. "I just thought I'd give it a go and see if it'd be a good fit for me."