Richard Gere is the only person who could play the prince charming to Julia Roberts’s girl in trouble in Pretty Woman, a modern-day Cinderella story. In the last scene, Gere won everyone’s heart when his character, Edward, gets over his fear of heights and climbs the fire escape to save Roberts’ character, Vivian, who is waiting at the top of her “tower.”
Most people don’t know this, but Charles Grodin was the favorite to play Edward, and it was Roberts who persuaded Gere to play the part in the great movie that he wasn’t sure he wanted to star in.
Some secrets were told when the group of the famous romance comedy Pretty Woman from 1990 got back together in 2015.
The movie, which starred Julia Roberts, who was 21 at the time and had already been in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, and Richard Gere, who was already a sex icon, was supposed to have a dark plot and was originally called 3000.
The original story was about a prostitute who was hooked to drugs. At the end, she is thrown out of the limousine and lands on the street on her back. Edward then drives off and throws her $3,000 in tips on the ground.