‘Pretty Woman’: All You Have to Know about the Iconic Romcom
Here are a few facts about “Pretty Woman,” a 1990 romantic comedy that garnered numerous awards for its uniquely told story.
The 1990 film had a plot quite similar to a Cinderella story only that it had a more mature theme. Vivian, the lead female character, lived in the red-light district of Los Angeles working her hats off as a prostitute. Barely able to make rent, Vivian’s entire life changed after her encounter with Edward, a successful businessman.
The unusual pair would go on to fall in love and till date, remain one of the most iconic TV couples ever!
PRETTY WOMAN IS A DISNEY MOVIE
For one, the movie, directed by veteran filmmaker Garry Marshall, is a Disney production. That is a strange fact considering the mature undertones. However, the poor girl gets lucky Cinderella theme finally makes sense!
THE ROLE OF VIVIAN WAS A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE ONE
Julia Roberts portrayed the role of Vivian Ward so well that it would be hard to picture another actress in her place.
However, a COSMOPOLITAN article has it that numerous star actresses like Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Madonna, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Drew Barrymore were all considered to play Vivian! Being stunning and skillful actresses, they would have undoubtedly played the part well!
SYLVESTER STALLONE TURNED DOWN THE ROLE OF EDWARD
The award-winning actor reportedly declined the offer to play Edwards while according to reports, John Travolta auditioned for the part!
IT ALMOST DIDN'T HAVE THE “PRETTY WOMAN” TITLE
An essential part of Edward and Vivian’s story came when he started falling for her beautiful gimmicks. Edward, who had been labeled selfish by his former girlfriend, decided to pay Vivian $3,000 to be his companion for about six days. Vivian saw the offer like she had won a lottery and what better, it came with extra benefits like getting a classy wardrobe.
Nobody knew it, but the title of the movie was initially set to be “$3000” after the amount the pair finally agreed on. That is another strange fact, and it may have worked, but you'd agree that “Pretty Woman” is a way better title.
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THIS LAST FACT WILL SHOCK YOU
When you think there couldn't be any fact more surprising than those above, you find that the movie was initially written to be a dark drama of sorts! COSMOPOLITAN reports that the plot was set to be about prostitution in LA, and Vivian would be a crack addict. So, her agreement with Edward would have included staying off drugs for the entire week she is with him.
What is even more disconcerting is that the film was going to end with Edward throwing Vivian out of his car and the latter would get a bus to visit Disneyland. Oof! Thank goodness they scrapped that plan.