‘Pretty Woman’ Cast Reunites to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

It has been 25 years since Pretty Woman was released in movie theaters. Holy crap.

The Today show brought reunited the cast of the film to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and director Garry Marshall all made an appearance.

“It feels like 45 years,” Gere said. “But like I said, that was two marriages ago for me.”

The original concept for the movie wasn’t so cute. It was about drugs, and Vivian was a drug addict.

And it was called 3,000, in reference to how much money Gere’s character, Edward, paid Julia’s character, Vivian.

“At the end of the original script, Richard’s character threw my character out of the car, threw the money on top of her and drove away and the credits rolled,” explains Roberts. Enter in director Gary Marshall and Disney and Pretty Woman became what it became.

Here spoke of Roberts and how he had to be convinced to do the movie.

“We loved each other immediately. It was a nice thing. But to be honest, I didn’t know if I was doing this movie yet. She’s across from my desk, we’re getting to know each other, we’re flirty-flirty, nice-nice, it’s all going [well], and he calls up and is kind of like, ‘How’s it going?’ And I’m going, ‘Yeah, yeah…’ She’s across from the desk and she takes a piece of paper and she’s writing something on it.” Roberts interjected to say it was a Post-It, and Gere said, “You remember more than I do. And she turns it around and she pushes it to me and it said, ‘Please say yes.'”

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