The former boss of Disney revealed that Julia Roberts’ character died from drug overdose in original “Pretty Woman” script. When it was originally released in 1990, “Pretty Woman” was criticized for its sunny, romantic depiction of prostitution — which wouldn’t have been an issue had the filmmakers stuck to the original script.
“I can’t tell you how much time was spent debating,” former Disney studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg said during a Q&A at Hearst Tower in New York City, reports the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column. “As a script, ‘Pretty Woman’ was an R-rated movie about a hooker on Hollywood Boulevard,” said Katzenberg. “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.” In the hands of director Garry Marshall, “Pretty Woman” became far less dark and went on to become a massive hit.
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift famously teamed up in 2012 for the song “Everything Has Changed”, and E! News caught up with Sheeran at Sunday’s 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards to ask if we can expect another collaboration. “It will definitely happen again,” Sheeran declared. “I don’t know when it will happen, but yeah, it will certainly happen again in our lifetime.”