10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Pretty Woman Film

There is no person in the world who have not seen Pretty Woman. The film itself and soundtracks from it became a real hit. For those, who somehow missed it, Pretty Woman is a romantic comedy directed in the 90-ies. It tells us a story of a sex worker Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), who was offered a job by a reach businessman Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) to escort him during several social and business meetings. Spending more time together they develop a relationship and fall in love with each other. They have a major impact on each other’s lives and make them overthink a lot of stuff and change eventually. In the end, they rescue each other and get their happily ever after. The whole story takes place in Los Angeles but might have happened to any other call-girls from a megapolis, for example, to huren in Berlin, as the Germans call them.

We are sure, there are at least 10 things most people didn’t know about this iconic romantic comedy. And you should definitely watch the deleted scenes. They add even more romance and a couple of really good jokes to the film. Let’s take a closer look.

  1. The name of the movie had to be $3000. This is the sum of money Vivian and Edward agreed upon.
  2. The title was not the only thing that got changed. Due to the original plot, Vivian was a drug addict and had to stay clean that week working for Edward. The film had to be a drama about the hard life of sex workers in Los Angeles. Without a happy ending, Edward pays Vivian and pushes her out of his car after the end of the week and she gets on the bus to Disneyland.
  3. The necklace Edward bought for Vivian was real and quite expensive. The price was $250,000 and they have additionally got a guard with a gun to guard it.
  4. La Traviata, the opera they went to see, has the same plot as the film itself. A reach man and a call-girl fall in love with each other.
  5. The gorgeous red dress from the opera scene originally could have been black. This was Marilyn Vance, the costume designer, who convinced the director to change the color of the dress and was right about it.
  6. The scene with Richard Gere playing the piano is real. He plays the piece by himself but that’s not all. He also has composed it.
  7. Other famous Hollywood actors could have gotten the main roles. Edward could have been played by Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington or Christopher Reeve. Among Julia Roberts competitors were Meg Ryan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Kristin Davis, and even Madonna.
  8. The film got so popular, that there was also a Broadway musical and a special package offer for all who want to experience the Pretty Woman story. To be Vivian for one day cost $100,000.
  9. Clear Cinderella references are not that strange if you know that both films are created by Disney.
  10. The girl on that film poster, where Julia and Richard stay back-to-back and Julia pulls him closer by his tie is a stand-in. Julia’s head was photoshopped onto the body of Shelley Michelle.
‘The Voice’ Stream: How To Watch Season 15, Episode 24 Online
  • 10614935101348454