Julia Roberts Reveals Sweet 50th Birthday Surprise
“She rescues him back.”
On March 23, 1990, Disney released just a little rom-com starringan up-and-coming actress in regards to a businessman and a prostitute who fall in love after he pays her thousands to invest the week with him. Not the most common stuff fairy tales are made from…but Pretty Woman wasn’t your average romantic comedy.
Directed by Garry Marshall, the Hollywood legend who passed on in 2016, and starringJulia Roberts and Richard Gere, whoturns 73 on Aug. 31, no-one expected Pretty Woman to become hit, aside from become among 1990’s most successful films and something of movie history’s most enduring love stories.
Designed for just $17 million, the story of Edward Lewis (Gere) and Vivian Ward (Roberts) continued to gross over $460 million worldwide, earn four Golden Globe nominations and made Roberts among Hollywood’s biggest stars.
But do you realize Roberts almost wasn’t cast in the iconic roles and many other A-list actresses almost stepped into Vivian’s thigh-high boots? Think about that the initial script was much darker and would’ve made Walt Disney blush?
Have a look at 30 fun facts you will possibly not find out about Pretty Woman, like the scene that made a then 23-year-old Roberts use in hives and the unusual pact the director and stars made afterproductionwrapped…
(Originally published on Monday, March 23, 2020, at 2 p.m. PST)
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