It's been 26 years since the film was made and it's still a classic. It made Julia Roberts and Richard Gere widely popular and warmed many hearts in the world. It is a film you will pick when your mood isn't the greatest or when it's a cold winter day, and you just want to drink tea under the blanket and watch your favorite movies. But after so many years and times you've rewatched it, there are some facts about the movie you surely didn't know. Why not check them out, maybe it will inspire you to watch the film again. After all, winter is coming.
The Movie Title
It was supposed to be titled "3000" because that's how much money Vivian would receive per week. But it was Roy Orbison's famous song that made the film creators rethink their decision, and they decided to change the title.
It's a Actually a Disney Movie
Just like many other movies that we wouldn't normally associate with Disney - "Pearl Harbor," "Dead Poets Society" and "Father of the Bride."
Roberts Convinced Gere to Take the Role
Gere wasn't convinced that he should play Edward Lewis and almost said no, but Julia sent him a note saying "Please say yes" and convinced him to be her partner in the film. It was certainly a smart decision, for both of them.
Before Gere, the Role Was First Offered to Other Stars
Among those who turned it down are Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington as well as Christopher Reeve.
But Julia Roberts Also Wasn't the First Choice
The role of Vivian was being offered to, at the time, more popular actresses, like Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Meg Ryan, as well as Sandra Bullock. But they all refused to take on the role.
Julia Was Nervous While Making the Romantic Scenes
Actually, she was so nervous that a vein appeared on the top of her forehead. Gere and Garry Marshall, the director of the film, decided to help, and they massaged the spot until it went away.
The Piano Scene
The scene is genuine. Gere was not only playing piano, but he was also the composer of the piece!
Problems with a Scene
Do you remember the scene when Julia is watching a comedy, and she laughs sincerely? Actually, she had problems to make that scene, because she wasn't able to convince anyone with her laugh but then, the director started to tickle her and the scene was authentic and perfect.
A Famous Necklace
The necklace had its own bodyguard who was armed and followed it everywhere around. It was fairly expensive - $250,000.
Vivian's Red Coat
That fabulous red coat was only $30, and it was bought on the street just before they started to make the film.
Demi Moore Was Supposed to Play Kit De Luca
But she refused, so the role of Kit was given to Laura San Giacomo.
The Film Poster Is Heavily Edited
We actually see Julia's head on the poster, but it was edited onto the body of Shelley Michelle. And there is one more difference - you can clearly notice Gere's black hair on the poster, but in the film, it's clearly gray.