London: Happy Mondays dancer Mark Berry aka Bez once turned down a date with actress Julia Roberts, it has been revealed.
Former band mate Shaun Ryder has revealed how close Bez came to bedding the A-list beauty after she eyed up his moves in a Hollywood club in the early 90s.
Instead, the dancer showed more interest in the glamorous actress’ bodyguard.
“It was when Julia had just released ‘Pretty Woman’ and we were in The Viper Room and she took a liking to Bez,” the Sun quoted Shaun as saying in a radio interview.
“She invited him home but Bez actually got on more with Evil, her bodyguard. Bez was just... Evil was just so cool,” he said.
Ryder said that Bez hadn’t watched ‘Pretty Woman’ and didn’t have a clue who Julia Roberts was.
“Who’s Julia Roberts?” Bez asked. She invited him back to her place but I think he went for a drink with Evil,” he added.