Julia Roberts would have been a part of a really totally different “Fairly Lady” if the fates hadn’t intervened.
The Oscar winner revealed that the unique script was very darkish and gritty in comparison with the rom-com it is now often known as.
Throughout Selection’s “Actors on Actors” interview, Roberts, 51, advised fellow actress Patricia Arquette that she auditioned, at first, for a really totally different film.
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“So many, many, a few years in the past, one in all my early auditions was for a film referred to as ‘three,000,’” Arquette stated. “Most individuals don’t know that ‘three,000’ was the unique ‘Fairly Lady’ script. And the ending was actually heavy.”
Roberts described how that “three,000” ended together with her character being shoved out of a automobile and somebody “threw the cash on high of her, as reminiscence serves, and simply drove away, leaving her in some soiled alley.”
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“So it actually learn like a gritty artwork film,” Arquette added. “If you first learn it, it was that incarnation.”
Roberts defined that the “small film firm” that owned the film rights “folded over the weekend” so she was out of a job fairly shortly. However quickly after, Disney picked up the script and the producer.
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“I assumed, ‘Went to Disney? Are they going to animate it?’” the “Homecoming” star added. “[Director] Garry Marshall got here on, and since he’s an amazing human being, he felt it will solely be honest to fulfill me, since I had this job for 3 days and misplaced it. And so they modified the entire thing. And it turned extra one thing that’s in my wheelhouse.”
“Thank God it fell aside,” Roberts added as a result of she felt she “could not do” that authentic function.