25 surprising, behind-the-scenes trivia facts about the movie Pretty Woman
Everybody loves the movie Pretty Woman. Is it because we all bought into the dream of a rich guy falling head over heels in love with us and then whisking us away from our pathetic lives to live a fairy-tale life with our Prince Charming, showering us with love, affection and gifts? Is it the undeniably amazing chemistry between just-about-hit-the-big-time actress Julia Roberts and oh-so-sexy Richard Gere? Is it because we all are really just longing to find a guy who sees past our flaws and mistakes and loves us for exactly who we are?
Whatever the reason, the 1990 flick, directed by Garry Marshall, has become a cult classic. Who doesn't remember Vivian trying to eat snails, Edward presenting Vivian with a necklace, those pesky opera glasses, Vivian cheering at the polo match, and that OMG sex scene? And Vivian's outfits — from her hooker getup to her classy brown and white polka dot dress — no one can forget those, right? While most of us can't count the number of times we've watched and rewatched Pretty Woman, we're pretty sure you don't know everything there is to know about the movie. Take a look at the following slideshow and be surprised by the behind-the-scenes secrets.
5. Sitting pretty
Next time you watch the movie, you'll notice that Vivian rarely sits down on a chair. They purposely did that to show Vivian felt more comfortable sitting on the floor or on top of furniture thanks to her profession.
16. A magical breakfast
Mistake alert! In the scene after their first night together, Julia is eating a croissant at breakfast. When they cut back to her, she is eating a pancake instead.
18. Real-world training ...
Julia prepared for her role as Vivian by spending two weeks at a free clinic on Hollywood Boulevard.
19. Thank goodness they changed that.
23. A bit open-ended.
When they filmed the scene with Julia talking about wanting to be a princess who's rescued from a tower, they still hadn't written the movie's ending where Edward "rescues" Vivian.
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25. Richard's hair gets the photoshop treatment...
Julia Roberts isn't the only one who was changed to make the cover of the movie. Richard's hair is noticeably darker than the silver mane he has throughout the movie.
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24. Where did they get that red coat?
The red coat that Julia has in the beginning of the movie was taken from a movie Usher and only cost $30.
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