Disney studio head reveals the dark 'Pretty Woman' ending that never made it to the screen

Publish Date
Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:16PM
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It could be said that Julia Roberts and Richard Gere wouldn't have achieved acting super stardom if Pretty Woman never hit millions of screens around the world.

The romantic comedy was one of the most successful movies of its time as it managed to make $463 million out of just a $14 million budget.

According to Jeffery Katzenberg, a studio head at Disney, things weren't always happy families - "As a script, Pretty Woman was an R-rated movie about a hooker on the 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."

So as it turns out, the light-hearted comedy that focused on a romantic story between a wealthy business man and a prostitute wasn't always going to have a happy ending.

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