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Pretty Woman could've been 'pretty dark'

Los Angeles
Mar 06, 2017

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts-starrer 'Pretty Woman', the 1990 iconic film, not only had a hard time getting made, but it was almost an entirely different and a 'pretty dark' movie.

'I can't tell you how much time was spent debating,' former Disney studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg said at a question and answer session earlier this week, reports pagesix.com.

He added: 'As a script, Pretty Woman' was an R-rated movie about a hooker on Hollywood Boulevard. By the way, in the original version -- it's pretty dark -- I think she died of an overdose.'

'So convincing (people) that we should make that at the Walt Disney Co, and that it's a fairy tale and a princess movie, a lot of people had a hard time seeing it. But, as they say, the rest is history.'

The Garry Marshall directorial tells the story of a man -- in a legal business -- who needs an escort for some social events. He hires a prostitute and they ultimately fall in love with each other.

Los Angeles
Mar 06, 2017

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts-starrer 'Pretty Woman', the 1990 iconic film, not only had a hard time getting made, but it was almost an entirely different and a 'pretty dark' movie.

'I can't tell you how much time was spent debating,' former Disney studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg said at a question and answer session earlier this week, reports pagesix.com.

He added: 'As a script, Pretty Woman' was an R-rated movie about a hooker on Hollywood Boulevard. By the way, in the original version -- it's pretty dark -- I think she died of an overdose.'

'So convincing (people) that we should make that at the Walt Disney Co, and that it's a fairy tale and a princess movie, a lot of people had a hard time seeing it. But, as they say, the rest is history.'

The Garry Marshall directorial tells the story of a man -- in a legal business -- who needs an escort for some social events. He hires a prostitute and they ultimately fall in love with each other.

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