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19 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Pretty Woman"

"You and I are such similar creatures Vivian. We both screw people for money."

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3. Originally Vivian was going to be addicted to drugs, but instead they opted for a more light-hearted film.

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Part of the deal was that she had to stay off cocaine for a week, because she needed the extra money for a trip to Disneyland. Edward eventually throws her out of his car and drives away. The movie was scripted to end with Vivian and her friend on the bus to Disneyland.


4. The opera they were seeing was called La Traviata, which is funny because it is about a prostitute who falls in love with a wealthy man.

8. And the necklace was worth a whopping $250,000. The jewelry store sent a security guard to stand next to the director during filming.


11. Julia Roberts got so nervous during this scene a visible vein popped out of her forehead. The director got into bed with her and Gere and they massaged her forehead until it disappeared.


15. When they first started filming Richard Gere would walk around a lot. The director asked him to stay still instead.

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He reportedly said, "No, no, no. Richard. In this movie, one of you moves. And one of you doesn't. Guess which one you are?"

16. The movie was originally supposed to be called $3,000, since that is how much a night cost with Julia Robert's character.

Facts courtesy of IMDB and the 15th Anniversary DVD.

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