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Jason Alexander Was 'Punched Many Times' Because Of This Movie Role

Jason Alexander Was 'Punched Many Times' Because Of This Movie Role

Jason Alexander is opening up about his iconic role in Pretty Woman.

Speaking with Robin Bronk during the At Home With The Creative Coalition podcast, the 61-year-old actor reflected on his role as attorney Philip Stuckey in the 1990 film, opposite Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

“It was a unique situation because when I got [Pretty Woman], I fully understood that the director did not want me,” Jason admits. “I was not what Garry Marshall wanted.”

He continued, “I had auditioned for him, he was very sweet. He basically said, ‘you’re too young. You’re too baby-faced. You’re too little.’ There were other people he tried to get and I don’t know why but they couldn’t make a deal… I got the part because they couldn’t make a deal with the actor they wanted and they were desperate.”

Jason also recalled that the part actually turned him into one of the most hated actors at the time.

“I was known around the world as the asshole who tried to rape Julia Roberts so women hated me,” he says. “I would walk down the street and women would say mean things to me.”

He recalls that he “got punched many times. I got spit on by one woman. It was a rough year.”

Just last year, Julia opened up about the intended original ending for the film. See what she said here…

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