Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
This week's recast challenge of Pretty Woman was extremely difficult, and surely no one recast list will please everyone. It was very funny to see some of the actors that continuously popped up in the recast lists, though, like the popular choices of Jeremy Piven to play the slimy lawyer Philip, Brittany Murphy in the role of Vivian's friend Kit, and Stanley Tucci to play Bernard.
I got a kick out of niqua230's variations on the cast, including one that places the Pretty Woman story in Compton. Daniel Craig is a beautiful choice to play Edward, as suggested by Cymone, though Michael Vartan would fill the role well, too, like sumnboutme posited.
Some of the ideas for Vivian were great, too, like leeluvfasion's idea of Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Tink Again's suggestion of Bryce Dallas Howard (that big, bright smile is hard to emulate!). Finally, one of my favorite ideas for Bernard is izzi_smith's suggestion of Alan Rickman.
After much hand-wringing, however, I decided my favorite recast list this week comes from laneylaney! To see who laneylaney picked along with a new cast photo,
Vivian — Isla Fisher
Edward — Patrick Dempsey
Kit — Drea de Matteo
Phillip — Paul Giamatti
Bernard — Hugh Laurie