In the late ’80s, struggling screenwriter J.F. Lawton spent his coffee breaks at his local Hollywood Boulevard doughnut shop, talking with the hookers who worked the boulevard each night. They told him tales of neglectful childhoods, drug abuse and bizarre sexual requests — like the man who hired a pro for a threesome with him and his blowup doll.
Lawton also heard about girls swept off to temporary lives of luxury by rich clients, only to then be dumped back on the streets. One told of “tearing up” at a “Broadway-type” play; another was bewildered by the utensils at a fancy restaurant.
Little did these women know that their sad tales would become the foundation for one of the most successful romantic comedies of all time.
In the Julia Roberts-Richard Gere classic “Pretty Woman,” which was released 20 years ago today, Roberts played Vivian Ward, a streetwalker hired by corporate raider Edward Lewis (Gere) as his escort. Vivian spends a week in Lewis’ privileged existence, and they fall in love.
But the early versions of Lawton’s script, which was then called “Three Thousand,” depicted a darker life for Vivian, complete with drug problems and an ending that placed her back in her pitiful world.
Hey everyone! Julia has received a Golden Globe nomination for Duplicity – BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL. Congrats Julia! We hope you win!
The Oscar winner has locked lips with a string of hunky co-stars, including Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and George Clooney in Oceans Eleven. However, the married mother-of-three insists she loathes faking real affection, and relies on camera trickery to escape kissing her onscreen love interests.
Roberts tells Us Weekly, “I try to avoid it at every turn. I’ve kissed through sheets; I’ve come up with every trick in the book, because I just think it’s bizarre.”
London (ANI): Talk show host David Letterman, known for leaving the guests dumbfounded with his witty questions, was at a loss of words when Hollywood actress Julia Roberts planted a kiss on his lips.
Julia, who was sporting pink locks, kissed Letterman, who was fast to lean over to her in a bid to reciprocate to the gesture. However, while talking on the show, the Pretty Woman actress said that she did not like doing intimate scenes in her flicks, as she was a mother of three kids.
“You know it’s not really what I do, so if you are going to ask me to do it, you have to expect it to be toned down,” the Sun quoted her as sa
‘Closer’ co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite on the big screen this month for ‘Duplicity,’ a romantic screwball caper comedy in which they play fast-talking spies turned corporate operatives who team up to try to con two rival titans of industry out of million upon millions of dollars — and perhaps fall in love along the way.
The film, writer-director Tony Gilroy’s impressive and assured follow-up to ‘Michael Clayton,’ boasts plentiful plot twists, the Gatling-gun dialogue of a Bogey-Bacall flick and — most importantly — Roberts’ first true lead role since 2003′s ‘Mona Lisa Smile.’
Moviefone sat down with Roberts and a small panel of journalists for a relaxed but revealing chat about the film — and ended up unearthing quite a few fun facts in the process. From why she and Clive have such great on-screen chemistry to what it takes to be invited into her kitchen to why she’d rather eat the world’s biggest, greasiest slab of meat than read a gossip magazine, here are eight things we learned about Julia Roberts. – By Tom DiChiara
1. Playing venomous lovers in ‘Closer’ actually did make Julia and Clive closer.