Julia Roberts Talks About The ‘Gritty’ First Script For ‘Pretty Woman’, Patricia Arquette Reveals She Also Auditioned For The Movie

Julia Roberts talks about being one of the most well-known stars in Hollywood in an interview with fellow actress Patricia Arquette.

Roberts takes part in Variety‘s Actors on Actors conversation, with Arquette telling her how she also auditioned for “3,000”, which later became “Pretty Woman”.

Roberts shares, “I got the part in ‘3,000’, but I had no business being in a movie like that. This small movie company folded over the weekend, and by Monday, I didn’t have a job.”

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She adds that it was a “gritty art movie.”

Roberts continues, “There was one producer that stayed with the script, and it went to Disney. I thought, Went to Disney? Are they going to animate it? Garry Marshall came on, and I think because he’s a great human being, he felt it would only be fair to at least meet me since I had this job for three days and lost it. And they changed the whole thing. And it became more something that is in my wheelhouse.”

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Arquette asks Roberts about becoming the highest-paid actor in Hollywood quite early on in her career.

Roberts explains, “It never felt like pressure. All the salaries in those days where there was just a lot of money to be spent making films — in a comical way, I thought, Oh, okay, sure. This is ridiculous but I’ll be part of this party.

“I’m just walking in a path that Barbra Streisand has hacked out with a machete, so to be part of the gardener that’s picking some weeds that have come up since these incredible women before me have made a path for all of us to be artists in our own right… it was nice to feel that I had a little puzzle piece to that.”

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