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Pretty Woman keeps walking down the street even after 25 years

The classic rom-com Pretty Woman is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and star Richard Gere looks back on the 'magical' time when the movie was made and how Julia Roberts became a household name.

hollywood Updated: Sep 10, 2015 16:33 IST
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Pretty Woman continues walking down the street even after 25 years. (Buena Vista)

As Pretty Woman celebrates its 25th anniversary, superstar Richard Gere says the film's timelessness and generation-spanning success cannot be replicated again.

Gere, 66, reflected back on the film that made co-star Julia Roberts a household name, reported Us magazine.

"It's magic. You can't program it. It had some magic in terms of (Roberts), me, the story, the director... It was the time of our lives, it was a time in the universe, it just happened!," he said.

Pretty Woman, which released in 1990, was about a businessman (Gere) who falls in love with an escort (Roberts) he hired to accompany him to events.

"I'm of a certain age where festivals around the world are giving me lifetime achievement awards, and I think it's a little premature!," he joked.

The film grossed USD 463 million worldwide and earned the then 23-year-old Roberts a Best Actress Oscar nod.

First Published: Sep 10, 2015 14:03 IST