‪From Pretty Woman to Harriet?  Sounds a bit off to us but a movie executive thought that Julia Roberts would be perfect to play the once slave turned abolitionist in the movie ‘Harriet.’‬

‪In 1994 screenwriter and producer of the film ‘Harriet’ Gregory Allen was shopping the film around to movie executives.‬

‪According to Entertainment Weekly, in a recent interview, Allen recalled that Hollywood was “very different” in the mid-90s. ‬

‪Harriet writer says when he first started writing the film an exec suggested Julia Roberts should play Harriet Tubman.‬

‪'[He said,] ‘This script is fantastic. Let’s get Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman … It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference’‬