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JULIA ROBERTS: PRETTY WOMAN WASN’T ALWAYS MEANT TO BE PRETTY

Do you guys remember the cheerful ending of the hit film “pretty woman”? Well, the original end was not supposed to be like that.

In an interview with Patricia Arquette for Variety’s Actors, Julia Roberts revealed that the original ending of “pretty woman” was dark. It was like a gritty art movie. Screenplay she gave audition for in the first place was very different from the rom-com that fans love today.

ORIGINAL 1990’S ROM-COM

The original screenplay was titled “3000”, written by J.F Lawton. However, that version was never executed because of the small movie company. The actress said she would never play the dark & original “3000”, even today. “Thank god it fell apart.”

Pretty woman was not a romantic comedy & love. It was a dark drama about prostitution. Roberts remembered reading the original ending in the script, where a man tosses her out of the car. Threw the money on top of her & just drove away, leaving her in some dirty alley. She had “no business” being in a movie like that.

CHANGES FOR BETTER & BEST

Old script was sold to Disney. Garry Marshall, the new director, met Roberts showing her the redeveloped and romantic ending called “pretty woman.” Naturally, she earned the part that was made for her. “Pretty woman” had helped in making Julia Roberts one of the biggest stars in Hollywood in 1990. the role of a prostitute with a heart of gold that was wooed by rich, rich businessman, Edward Lewis.

“MODERN CINDERELLA STORY “

The story version that finally made it to the big screen has been called a modern “Cinderella story.”In the film, Roberts’ character, Vivian Ward is a prostitute. She is hired to stay with Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) & accompany him to different business and social functions.

By the time and through the hurdles, Ward and Lewis fall in love with each other. In this crazy world, it’s great to watch this beautiful art of love. Endings are meant to be fair, and this movie will always make you believe in love and puts a smile on your face.

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