Shakespeare is in love producer Edward Zwick said Julia Roberts’ claims cost Universal “in excess of $6 million.”
A 70-year-old man revealed the details of the bomb Air mail In the essay, he said that Roberts threw a spanner in the works during the casting process with demands to cast Daniel Day-Lewis in the film.
“The prospect of ‘Pretty Woman’ wearing a corseted gown excited the studio enough to cough up the dough,” Zwick wrote, adding that Roberts was determined to star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis despite Dany-Lewis being ready. “In the name of the Father” at that time.
“She’s great—she’s beautiful and strong. And very funny!” Roberts told Zwick. “Did you see his performance in A Room With a View?” He also graduated from Shakespeare. Don’t you think it will be perfect? … According to Zwick, I can do it for him.
To convince Day-Lewis for the role, Roberts asked to send “Daniel Day-Lewis twenty roses along with a card saying ‘Be My Romeo.’ Roberts then failed to show up for scheduled chemistry rehearsals with the other actors and “told me that Daniel was going to be in the movie and I had to cancel today’s casting.” The Last Samurai added the filmmaker.
“It took two weeks of casting before Roberts agreed to audition with actor Paul McGann. However, there was no “magic” between the two stars, and Roberts’ awkward British accent was the deciding factor in the star’s departure,” says. to Zwick.
The Glory The director concluded, “According to Tom Pollock, head of Universal at the time, the production company spent $6 million on sets, costumes and locations in the belief that Roberts was cast.”