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Julia Roberts recently appeared on Variety’s Actor on Actor series alongside Patricia Arquette, who revealed that she had originally auditioned for the film.

It is a known fact that Julia Roberts spent time with prostitutes to get into her character for her classic film Pretty Woman. The actress recently appeared on Variety’s Actor on Actor series alongside Patricia Arquette, who revealed that she had originally auditioned for the film. Roberts, who eventually starred in the film alongside Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis, revealed that the original ending of her 1990 romantic hit Pretty Woman was quite dark and hard hitting.

Julia played the role of a prostitute named Vivian Ward and revealed that the film was originally titled 3000. Arquette said, “So many, many, many years ago, one of my early auditions was for a movie called 3,000. Most people don’t know that 3,000 was the original Pretty Woman script. And the ending was really heavy,” Arquette said.

To this, Julia revealed that the ending was supposed to be very different. She said her character, Vivian Ward, is shoved out of a car and someone “threw the money on top of her, as memory serves, and just drove away, leaving her in some dirty alley.” She further said the project never saw the light of the day as a “small movie company” that owned the movie rights “folded over the weekend”.

Julia had earlier revealed that she spent time with prostitutes who were paid USD 35 each to talk to her before filming ‘Pretty Woman’. The film is considered to be one of the classics and one of the most memorable projects of Julia Roberts.