Pretty Woman is one of the most beloved movies of the '90s -- but star Richard Gere called it utterly forgettable.
In a brash new interview with Australian Woman's Day, Gere ranted about his "silly" movie past -- and some misguided relationship choices.
"People ask me about that movie, but I’ve forgotten it," Gere told the magazine, comparing Pretty Woman to his new flick Arbitrage. "That was a silly romantic comedy. This is a much more serious movie that has some real cause and effect."
Gere also said he hates how Pretty Woman glamorized greedy bankers.
"It made those guys seem dashing, which was wrong," he said. "Thankfully, today, we are all more skeptical of those guys."
"In the 1980s, relationships were all about status," Gere said.
"I would rather be loved than have money and all that other stuff. I know now that I would rather have something that is true, something that is based on real love."
Speaking of Carey Lowell, his partner of 15 years and mother to their 12-year-old son Homer, Gere said, "She has given me a very clear conscience of what is right and wrong."
Maybe Julia Roberts will forgive him. Someday.
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