13 Facts About 'Pretty Woman.'
The role of Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman was originally offered to Molly Ringwald, but she turned down the role because she was worried about the script. Later Molly regretted about it.
#12 Turned down by many.
Julia was not a very well known actress at the time, the reason she played Vivian in the movie was because many actresses turned it down.
Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Madonna, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Drew Barrymore were all reportedly among the actresses who were considered for the role of Vivian.
#11 Say yes.
Richard Gere, who played Edward Lewis in the movie, actually almost turned down the role. It was Julia who wrote him a post-it note with "please say yes" written in it, and Gere accepted the role.
#10 Other actors for the role.
There were also other actors who were up for the role of Edward Lewis before Gere was chosen, including Christopher Reeve, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, and Al Pacino.
#9 Tickles to laugh.
The scene where Julia Roberts is laughing at the black and white comedy on TV, the director had to tickle her feet in order to get a genuine laugh from her.
#8 The Red coat.
Remember the famous red coat that Vivian wore in the movie? That coat was actually bought for $30 from a movie usher in the street just before they started filming.
#7 Poster editing.
That famous Pretty Woman poster is actually Julia Roberts's head photoshoped over the top of Shelley Michelle body.
Also Richard Gere's hair is black, when it's grey in the film.
#6 Refused to play Kit.
The role of Kit De Luca played by the actress Laura San Giacomo, was first offered to Demi Moore. But, she declined it.
#5 Playing the piano in real.
In this piano scene Richard Gere is actually playing the piano and he even composed the piece of music he's playing for the movie
#4 Technically a Diseny movie.
Pretty Woman is actually a Disney movie.
Many movies were released under Touchstone Pictures by The Walt Diseny Studios, including Dead Poets Society, Father of the Bride, and Pearl Harbor.
Julia Roberts got so nervous about the sex scenes that she not only broke out in hives, but a vein popped out on her forehead, which had to be massaged away by Richard Gere and director Garry Marshall until it disappeared.
#2 Necklace with an armed guard.
The necklace was actually really expensive. It cost $250,000 and came with an armed guard.
The armed guard used to accompany it everywhere on the set.
#1 Naming the movie.
The movie was originally going to be called 3000, because that was the money Edward and Vivian agreed on the amount for a week.
When Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" was added to the soundtrack, the creators of the movie changed the name of the movie to "Pretty woman."
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