10 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About "Pretty Woman"
"Pretty Woman" is a classic romantic comedy that has become a cultural phenomenon since its release in 1990. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the movie tells the story of a wealthy businessman who hires a prostitute to be his companion for a week. Here are 10 interesting facts about "Pretty Woman" that you might not know.
- The original script was much darker
The original script for "Pretty Woman" was much darker than the final version. It was called "3000" and was a much grittier story about a drug addict prostitute named Vivian who was hired by a wealthy businessman named Edward. The script was re-written by director Garry Marshall to make it more of a romantic comedy.
- Julia Roberts wasn't the first choice for the lead role
Before Julia Roberts was cast as Vivian, several other actresses were considered for the role, including Meg Ryan, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Molly Ringwald. In fact, the studio initially wanted the movie to be a dark drama with Al Pacino playing the lead.Also Read:
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- The famous shopping scene wasn't in the original script
The iconic shopping scene where Vivian is refused service in a high-end boutique wasn't in the original script. The scene was added by Garry Marshall after he witnessed a similar incident in a Beverly Hills store.
- The necklace that Edward gives to Vivian was worth $250,000
The diamond and ruby necklace that Edward gives to Vivian as a gift was worth $250,000. It was loaned to the production by jeweler Fred Joaillier.
- The movie was originally supposed to be called "3000"
As mentioned earlier, the original script for "Pretty Woman" was called "3000" after the amount of money that Vivian was paid for the week. The Orbison was used in the movie.
- Richard Gere's hair caused problems
Richard Gere's hair caused problems during filming because he had to keep it short for another movie he was working on at the same time. He had to wear a hairpiece for some scenes in "Pretty Woman."
- The opera scene was improvised
The scene where Edward takes Vivian to the opera and she bursts out laughing was improvised by Julia Roberts. Garry Marshall liked her reaction so much that he decided to keep it in the movie.
- The movie was a huge success
"Pretty Woman" was a huge success when it was released in 1990, grossing over $463 million worldwide. It was the third-highest-grossing film of that year.
- There was a TV series based on the movie
In 2018, a TV series based on "Pretty Woman" was announced. It was called "Pretty Woman: The Musical" and premiered on Broadway in 2018.
- The movie has become a cultural phenomenon
"Pretty Woman" has become a cultural phenomenon since its release. It has been referenced in countless other movies, TV shows, and songs, and has influenced fashion and pop culture in many ways.Read More:
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