Fun Fact: Richard Gere Hasn’t Seen Pretty Woman in 27 Years
From the moment Julia Roberts stepped out onto Hollywood Boulevard in her thigh high boots, it was clear what a force she would be in this timeless romantic comedy. That was 27 years ago and Pretty Woman continues to win hearts over viewers with its unorthodox fairytale-esque romantic comedy charm. However, movie lead Richard Gere who portrayed the troubled but sweet Edward doesn't seem to be watching the film on any late night reruns as he told Jimmy Kimmel:
"I saw it with her [Julia Roberts]—when we were in previews,"
You heard it right. The man who portrayed the lovable corporate raider who finds his match in a street smart hooker hasn’t seen the movie that made him a global phenomenon almost thirty years ago.
I mean to be fair Gere probably hasn’t had that much time considering the career he’s built for himself since the movie came out. He went on to appear in a variety of films including another classic, Runaway Bride (reuniting with Pretty Woman co-star Roberts). He also showed off his singing chops in the Academy Award winning musical Chicago. The role that made him famous is the one he is most frequently asked about when talking to fans. I guess we can find the strength to forgive you Richard. After all, there is still time for a follow up to see what Edward and Vivian are up to! Chances of that are low but hey, we can all dream can’t we?