Julia Roberts, known for her recent role in 'Leave the World Behind,' shared a rather intriguing anecdote about her experience with the novel that inspired the film. Despite her involvement in the psychological thriller opposite Ethan Hawke, Roberts admitted feeling too unnerved by the book to read it after dark.
On 'The Graham Norton Show,' Roberts disclosed her hesitation, expressing how the story's eerie nature made it difficult for her to delve into the novel. She confessed to avoiding it after sundown due to the spine-tingling effect it had on her, even though she found the film's storyline both spooky and captivating.
Interestingly, the movie has received backing from former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground. Roberts expressed her enthusiasm at having such influential and compassionate individuals involved in the project, acknowledging their positive impact on the world.
Reflecting on her iconic role in 'Pretty Woman,' Roberts shared a lesser-known fact about the film's original concept. Initially titled '$3,000,' the narrative took a much darker turn, portraying Vivian as a drug addict and ending with a bleak scene of abandonment.
Despite her pride in landing the role, she experienced disappointment when the film's production company folded, causing the project to vanish. However, Disney's unexpected decision to pick up the film transformed it into the beloved, humorous story it is known for today.
(With Agency Inputs)