3. Originally Vivian was going to be addicted to drugs, but instead they opted for a more light-hearted film.
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.
15. When they first started filming Richard Gere would walk around a lot. The director asked him to stay still instead.
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?”
19. The homeless man that Edward asks for directions is actually the director, Gary Marshall.
Facts courtesy of IMDB and the 15th Anniversary DVD.
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