One sure-fire way to make you feel old is your favourite rom-com celebrating a significant anniversary… So, bad news, Pretty Woman fans: 23rd March 2015 marks 25 years since Richard Gere and Julia Robert’s dysfunctional romance first lit up the box office.
That’s right, it really has been two and a half decades since businessman Edward – *spoiler alert* – climbed the ladder to rescue prostitute Vivian Ward, only for her to “rescue him right back”. So, to celebrate the anniversary of their Cinderella story, the cast of the 1990 hit have reunited for an interview on America’s The Today Show.
The chat – which also features the pair’s co-stars Hector Elizondo (hotel manager Barney Thompson) and Laura San Giacomo (Kit de Luca), plus director Garry Marshall – is set to air on Tuesday (24th March) but pictures of the cast’s reunion with host Matt Lauer have already been released to tease the film’s expectant fans.
Back in the early nineties, Pretty Woman made Roberts a global star, earning her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe. She went onto score major hits with Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Notting Hill, and reunited with Gere for 1999 flick The Runaway Bride.
Meanwhile, Gere – already known for American Gigolo and An Officer and a Gentleman – earned a Golden Globe for his performance in musical hit Chicago, although it appears he’s not too fond of his romantic comedy roots.
“[Pretty Woman] is my least favorite thing,” he told Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine back in 2012. “People ask me about [it], but I’ve forgotten it. That was a silly romantic comedy.”
Mr Gere, we beg to differ.