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LAist Interview: The Young Stars of Nanny McPhee Returns

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This weekend Nanny McPhee Returns, warts and all (at least for the beginning of the film) in the movie written by and staring Academy Award winning Brit Emma Thompson. As Nanny McPhee, Thompson must teach a group of rowdy, warring children to move past their differences and stop their squabbling. When we first meet spoiled siblings Cyril and Celia Gray (Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson), they’re on their way to visit their country cousins, the Greens, on a farm outside of London. Mr. Green has gone off to war and Mrs. Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has her hands full with the newly arrived cousins, two sons and a daughter Megsie (Lil Woods) and running a farm that is on the edge of being sold out from under her by Uncle Phil (Rhys Ifans), her smarmy brother-in-law with unpaid gambling debts. Nanny McPhee will have to work her magic on these kids in time for them to save the farm from Uncle Phil’s nefarious plans by working together.

Working on the film with Emma was a magical experience for the children who were cast to bring her characters to life. LAist recently sat down with young stars Eros Vlahos, Rosie Taylor-Ritson and Lil Woods to talk about what it was like to work on their first feature film.