Following In Aunt Julia's Footsteps! Emma Roberts Wants To Star In A Pretty Woman Remake
By Jon Boon - RadarOnline.com Reporter
Emma Roberts is ready to don a pair of thigh-high boots, pull on a sexy garter belt and rock a teeny-tiny mini-skirt because she wants to do a remake of Pretty Woman, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The pretty 21-year-old actress thinks the classic '90s movie about a millionaire falling in love with a prostitute should be given a reboot and has been begging producers to consider an updated version.
Pretty Woman earned Emma’s aunt Julia Roberts world-wide praise, a Golden Globe for best actress and an Oscar nomination, so it’s no surprise that Emma believes the same could happen to her!
“Emma’s dream is to re-create Pretty Woman, it’s her ideal role,” a source tells RadarOnline.com.
“She’s been in talks with producers about the possibility of revisiting the character Julia made famous in a reboot of the original film.
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“Emma grew up loving Pretty Woman. It had sentimental meaning for her because her aunt was in it, and she can quote chunks of the movie off by heart.
“Critically and commercially it was a big success too, Julia was up for awards, and Emma wants to be just as successful."
Pretty Woman is recognized as the most successful romantic comedy of all-time, grossing $463 million worldwide.
Directed by Garry Marshall, the plot centers on down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward, played by Roberts, who is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be his escort for several business and social functions.
The pair inevitably fall in love, but originally the movie was supposed to be a dark, cautionary tale about class and prostitution. Thankfully, it was reconceived as a romantic comedy and became a Cinderella story for women the world over.
Meanwhile, as RadarOnline.com previously reported, Emma has already been getting comfortable in the role, donning a Pretty Woman costume for Halloween.