Julia Roberts said you couldn't make Pretty Woman now

Julia Roberts said you couldn't make Pretty Woman now

'You couldn't make Pretty Woman now': Julia Roberts claims 90s escort movie 'has too many holes in it'... and admits she was reluctant

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‘You couldn’t make Pretty Woman now’: Julia Roberts claims 90s escort movie ‘has too many holes in it’… and admits she was reluctant to star in box-office smash Notting Hill

Rebecca Davison for MailOnline

Julia Roberts has claimed that Pretty Woman could not be made in this day and age as it has ‘too many holes you could poke at.’ 

The 51-year-old became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy in which she played the role of Vivian, a prostitute, who falls in love with a wealthy businessman, (Richard Gere), in what was deemed a modern-day Cinderella story. 

Julia told Guardian’s G2: ‘I don’t think you could make that movie now, right? So many things you could poke a hole in, but I don’t think it takes away from people being able to enjoy it.’

'You couldn't make Pretty Woman now': Julia Roberts has claimed the iconic escort movie which made her famous 'has too many holes you can poke at' (film still)

'You couldn't make Pretty Woman now': Julia Roberts has claimed the iconic escort movie which made her famous 'has too many holes you can poke at' (film still)

‘You couldn’t make Pretty Woman now’: Julia Roberts has claimed the iconic escort movie which made her famous ‘has too many holes you can poke at’ (film still)

She said of Notting Hill: 'I did not want to do that movie. The pitch of it sounds awful. Do you want to come and play the world's biggest movie star and then fall in love with the bookshop owner? No!' (film still)

She said of Notting Hill: 'I did not want to do that movie. The pitch of it sounds awful. Do you want to come and play the world's biggest movie star and then fall in love with the bookshop owner? No!' (film still)

She said of Notting Hill: ‘I did not want to do that movie. The pitch of it sounds awful. Do you want to come and play the world’s biggest movie star and then fall in love with the bookshop owner? No!’ (film still) 

She admits she only got the part after eight other major actresses turned the role down but she was nominated for an Oscar for her 1991 role.

Julia continued: ‘It really is not a measure of talent, particularly in the beginning. It’s a measure of good fortune – and being able to have your wits about you enough to make something out of that good fortune.’

However, she did admit to the publication that she nearly turned down box-office smash Notting Hill. 

Julia told Guardian's G2 of Pretty Woman : 'I don't think you could make that movie now, right? So many things you could poke a hole in, but I don't think it takes away from people being able to enjoy it'

Julia told Guardian's G2 of Pretty Woman : 'I don't think you could make that movie now, right? So many things you could poke a hole in, but I don't think it takes away from people being able to enjoy it'

Julia told Guardian’s G2 of Pretty Woman : ‘I don’t think you could make that movie now, right? So many things you could poke a hole in, but I don’t think it takes away from people being able to enjoy it’

Honest: She admits she only got the part after eight other major actresses turned the role down

Honest: She admits she only got the part after eight other major actresses turned the role down

Honest: She admits she only got the part after eight other major actresses turned the role down

She said: ‘I did not want to do that movie. The pitch of it sounds awful. Do you want to come and play the world’s biggest movie star and then fall in love with the bookshop owner? No!’

But when Julia met the filmmakers, she liked them so much that she agreed. 

And it’s a good job that she did as the 1999 movie, in which she starred alongside Hugh Grant and Rhys Ifans, made $364million at the box office. 

Julia’s latest movie role sees her star alongside Lucas Hedges, 22, who plays her onscreen son. 

The film tells the story of a drug addicted teenage boy, (Hedges), who shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve. 

Both Julia and Lucas had Oscar nominations by the age of 22. Her for Steel Magnolias and him for Manchester By The Sea, when he was aged 19.  

Something to say: On Friday, Julia spoke about her latest movie role, Ben Is Back in a new interview with Lorraine

Something to say: On Friday, Julia spoke about her latest movie role, Ben Is Back in a new interview with Lorraine

Something to say: On Friday, Julia spoke about her latest movie role, Ben Is Back in a new interview with Lorraine

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