When a movie is iconic as Beautiful lady, it's hard to imagine that it is different from the version we all know and love. But in a new interview for Variety & # 39; s Actors on Actors series, Julia Roberts revealed Beautiful lady had a very different ending when it was first cast. In fact, it is so far removed from the rags for wealth that rom-com fans adore what Roberts said of the original script, "Thank goodness it fell apart."
The bombshell revelation came from a conversation between Roberts and fellow actress Patricia Arquette, in which Arquette still shared a little known fact. "So many, many, many years ago, was one of my early auditions for a movie called 3000. Most people don't know that 3000 was the original Beautiful lady script, "said Arquette, and added:" And the end was very tough. "
So let's be real: we all have the end (and every other part) of it Beautiful lady remember – after conquering his fear of heights and meet Vivian on the fire escape, Edwards (Richard Gere) asks, "So what happens after he climbs up and rescues her?" To which Vivian (Roberts) replies: "She saves him back immediately." But as Roberts confirmed to Arquette, the original script had no happy ending … not at all. On the contrary, Vivian was "thrown out of the car" and at that moment the driver "threw the money on top of her, as the memory serves, and just drove away, leaving her in a filthy street."
For shame! Even Roberts admits that it was a bad concept and noted that she "had nothing to do with it being such a & # 39; movie." As to how the fate for the film changed, Roberts told Arquette that the small film company behind the original script & # 39; folded over the weekend & # 39 ;, making Roberts unemployed at the time.
In all honesty, it is unclear how exactly 3000 really had to end. According to an article from 2015 in Vanity Fair, the original script had Vivian and her best friend kit in a bus to Disneyland. While Kit enthusiastically simulates a fun day funded by Vivian & # 39; s paid courtship with Edward, Vivian looks "inexorably ahead." So, dark, yes. Just not as dark as the end that Roberts remembers (which might have been on the table at some point in the scenario).
Fortunately none of the more gloomy endings made the final cut. Disney stepped in – what, you know, surprised Roberts gave the darkness of the original script. "I thought" went to Disney? Are they going to animate it? & # 39; "She remembered comically." (Director) Garry Marshall came up, and being a great person, he thought it would only be fair to meet me because I had this job for three days and lost . And they have changed the whole thing. And it became more something that is in my wheelhouse. & # 39;
What if the first movie company hadn't stopped, though? Good, Beautiful lady may have ended with another star. "I couldn't do it then. I couldn't do it now," Roberts admitted, adding, "Thank goodness it fell apart."