Including the second ending we never saw.
It’s been 25 years since “Pretty Woman” charmed audiences with unlikely love, big laughs and the perfect on-screen matchup of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Here’s what they revealed about the classic rom-com during the exclusive interview:
1. It wasn't even meant to be a rom-com.
While "Pretty Woman" made a big — huge! — impression with romance and comedy lovers, the film wasn't meant to be funny or a love story. Instead, it was scripted as a dark tale called "3,000" — a reference to the price Julia Roberts' character was to be paid.
"Richard's character threw my character out of the car, threw the money on top of her and drove away and the credits rolled," Roberts said of the intended ending.
2. Richard Gere didn't want the role.
As hard as it is to imagine that dark take on the tale, it's even harder to imagine the story without Gere playing the leading man. But that was nearly the case, as he turned down the part when it was first offered to him.
"A few times," according to director Garry Marshall.
"Well, there wasn't a part," Gere explained. "There was just nothing. The joke was [it was just] a suit. You could put a suit on a goat and put it out there, and it would work."
But things changed.
3. Acting aside, the chemistry was real.
As the character filled out, Gere got to know his would-be co-star and he soon found her irresistible.
"We're getting to know each other," he explained. "We're flirty-flirty, nice-nice. ... And [Garry] calls up and is kind of like, 'How's it going?'"