Julia Roberts said you couldn't make Pretty Woman now

'You couldn't make Pretty Woman now': Julia Roberts claims iconic escort movie 'has too many holes in it'... as she admits she did NOT want to star in box-office smash Notting Hill

By Rebecca Davison for MailOnline

Published: 12:43 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 12:52 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Julia Roberts has claimed that Pretty Woman could not be made in this day and age as it has 'too many holes you could poke at.' 

The 51-year-old became a star after headlining the romantic comedy in which she played the role of Vivian, a prostitute, who falls in love with a wealthy businessman, (Richard Gere), in what was deemed a modern-day Cinderella story. 

Julia told Guardian's G2: 'I don't think you could make that movie now, right? So many things you could poke a hole in, but I don't think it takes away from people being able to enjoy it.'

'You couldn't make Pretty Woman now': Julia Roberts has claimed the iconic escort movie which made her famous 'has too many holes you can poke at' (film still)

'You couldn't make Pretty Woman now': Julia Roberts has claimed the iconic escort movie which made her famous 'has too many holes you can poke at' (film still)

She said of Notting Hill: 'I did not want to do that movie. The pitch of it sounds awful. Do you want to come and play the world's biggest movie star and then fall in love with the bookshop owner? No!' (film still)

She said of Notting Hill: 'I did not want to do that movie. The pitch of it sounds awful. Do you want to come and play the world's biggest movie star and then fall in love with the bookshop owner? No!' (film still) 

She admits she only got the part after eight other major actresses turned the role down

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