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The Results Are In: Recast Pretty Woman

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,

laneylaney's cast:
Vivian — Isla Fisher
Edward — Patrick Dempsey
Kit — Drea de Matteo
Phillip — Paul Giamatti
Bernard — Hugh Laurie

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Jillness Jillness 9 years
I think that is a GREAT cast. Very nicely done!
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 9 years
Congrats Laneylaney but Isla Fischer seems out of place with the rest of the well re-cast group. I don't think she could do Julia justice.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
i think isla is a good choice--in my opinion NO ONE could fill the roll like julia roberts so there is no way to make anyone happy!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Cymone Cymone 9 years
Hugh would have to bring his own spark and not be SO nice. Drea de Matteo and Paul Giamatti are nice also. Not feeling McDreamy... I don't like him very much.
laneylaney laneylaney 9 years
i struggle with the isla fisher thing too, guys! but i think she's cute and sweet and deserves a comedic outlet. give it a chance.... haha
City-Love City-Love 9 years
dwhite-1217 dwhite-1217 9 years
patrick dempsey=gold an d drea de matteo i dont think isla can do romanitc comedy
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Fun recast! I love the idea of Patrick Dempsey in the film!lol.
niqua230 niqua230 9 years
Thanks Buzz ! This was my first recast it was fun I will do more!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
emalove emalove 9 years
I picked Patrick Dempsey too, he's the perfect "Edward"...he's instantly who I visualized when I read this challenge. I like her casting with the exception of Isla Fisher as Vivian. I love her but don't think she could ever pull off that role.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Isla Fisher is a terrible actress! Ruined.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Like the Patrick Dempsey choice especially and love these challenges. Congrats laneylaney!
annietym annietym 9 years
great casting.. tho its hard for me to picture hugh laurie in any "nice" role.
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
not good cast, this will be doomed in the box office
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