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Katherine Heigl Covers InStyle August 2009

Katherine Heigl Covers InStyle August 2009

Katherine Heigl (in Roberto Cavalli) graces the August 2009 cover of InStyle. Here’s what the 30-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress opened up about:

On meeting her husband, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley: “I was fed up with trying to be somebody else and got really lucky and met a great guy who loved me for me. It’s hard—I think women have to struggle to define themselves, to find what they want. I keep telling my friends, seriously, write down what you want and make it specific. Like, I’m talking, do you want a beach house in Venice? Be specific and be creative and define not only what you want in your career but what you want in your personal life.”

On family tragedies—her brother’s death in 1986 and her mother’s battle with breast cancer: “Here’s the deal: This is what my family and I have been through, and although we’re not perfect, we are survivors. [My siblings and I] were taught to overcome—although that’s not the right word because you don’t really overcome that kind of stuff, but you do learn to live with it and you learn to live despite it… No one in my family ever said, ‘Life’s not worth living because this happened or that happened to me.’ It’s always worth living. And living well.”

On being criticized last summer for saying the Grey’s Anatomy material she’d been given to work with wasn’t Emmy-worthy: “Now I’ve got this moniker that I’m the foot-in-the-mouth gal, and I keep thinking, In what way? Because I said something you don’t agree with? Because I said something you don’t like? I’m just telling you my opinion. I hate the idea that I can’t be honest about how I feel about things because it’s going to piss somebody off who feels differently. That seems preposterous to me.”

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  • beurkkkk

    what a b*tch!!!

  • Sally

    She is amazing in this pic! Very elegante hair and beautiful dress.

  • Love Her

    Ms. Heigl is the hottest actress in Hollywood now IMO, brain, beauty and honesty. Love her. Good luck with The Ugly Truth. I’ll be seeing you and Gerard at the movies next week.

  • ri23

    Love her so much. Finally a real woman who says what she thinks and does what she wants.

  • Jolie hot chin not

    I dislike her to no end! i have heard from good sources in Hollywood that she is the absolute biggest nightmare to work with. She is so mean to people on the set. To the “little” people. Ugh. Why is she even an actress? Yuck.

  • Anon

    She’s so real and down-to-earth and yet people still criticise. Just because we’re used to a bunch of fake celebrities who’ll often say whatever needs to be said to make people smile and love them, doesn’t mean they all have to be that way.

    Katherine is proud to be who she is and she’s honest. That is something to be valued, not criticised just because you disagree with what she might say. Way to go, Katherine!

  • rocky

    She’s not one of my favorites but she has the right to speak her mind and if people can’t deal with it then it’s on THEM!

  • rocky

    @Jolie hot chin not:

    I don’t know either. Like I said in previous note, she’s not my favorite, but she has a right to her opinion. Now, if she’s treating people badly, then she’s really a Bit** because you don’t treat people badly in Hollywood or anywhere else. It will come back and bite her A**!

  • Crazy oldie

    hopefully she is nekked soon….love this girl

  • marley


  • vika

    i like her so much! and for her personality, and for acting, and for her beauty!

    can’t wait for “The Ugly Truth” )))

  • Michelle

    she never fails to sound pompous.

  • black

    My oh my…………..what an idiot—–she really looks so sugarcoated, it´s not even funny anymore.

  • mailey

    this hair style is not good for her. it makes her look older than she is, imo.

  • andy

    Don’t like the shoot much she is gorgeous and it does not show that. She is an amazing woman and I just adore her. She speaks her mind but is never malicious about it. Really tired of people giving her a hard time for it. I was an extra on her movie in Atlanta and she was amazing. Had time for everyone and in the scene we shot shook hands and introduced herself to all of us. When I saw her a few days later on another shooting day she even remembered my name and I did pretty much nothing. She is really down to earth and friendly and with a wicked sense of humor.

  • Huh

    She’s rocks. I’m tried of these fake celebrities who just do the PR quotes. There is nothing there. I love Heigl she knows what she wants, she knows she is still growing as a person, and she sticks to what she says. I know many people that worked with her, and loved working with her. I can’t wait to get this magazine and to see The Ugly Truth.

  • Cameron

    Wake me up when she says something interesting.

  • Kelsey

    So I had no idea Josh Kelley and her were married. Wow…props to her.

  • Lalique

    That dress is HORRIBLE.

  • `lu

    she is soooo annoying and so overrated

  • chloe moely

    yawn..she is soooooooooooooooooooo boring


    Bad cover-bad dress. Yup-she can say what ever pop into her blonde head and we can respond however we like……….without her permission.

  • dabu

    Aren’t her fifteen minutes of fame who*ring up yet?

  • life

    Who is this woman?

  • anti DIVA

    DIVA! She sucks!

  • Killroy

    I like her until she opens her mouth with strife and self-centerness and appears to have it all, knows it all and doesn’t care who she steps on to have her way.. Perhaps there is something newer or nicer she hasn’t thought about or seen?

  • Killroy

    I like her until she opens her mouth with strife and self-centerness and appears to have it all, knows it all and doesn’t care who she steps on to have her way.. Perhaps there is something pleasant, newer or nicer she hasn’t felt, thought about or seen?

  • Tealeaf

    She is a big ego bitch just like Gwyneth..I wish this bitch would STFU

  • irish girl

    I totally agree with Katherine. I despise the idea that women are not allowed to say what’s on their minds. Men in Hollywood do it all the time and get away with it, but if a female does it she’s deemed a b**ch or difficult to work with.
    I’m sure that she had conversations with the appropriate staff, be they writers, etc., about her story lines. I’m sure she didn’t just throw out a comment about her weak story lines out of the blue. If anything I think it makes her more credible as a person and actor. She’s unwilling to take credit that she does not deserve. Instead of kudos she gets bad press.
    It’s refreshing to hear about an assertive female in Hollywood. I’d rather hear stories about Katherine than Lindsay or another Hollywood druggie.

  • maryrowery

    there’s something very positive about her, her smile cheers me up ;)

  • Jen

    She’s not my fav but I’ve liked every movie of hers I’ve seen and will be seeing The Ugly Truth. I have to say that sometimes she does come across as arrogant but I do like the fact that she is honest.

  • lakers fan in boston

    lmao, i didnt even no she was married
    i always see her by herself
    not a big fan of hers, altho she is a pretty girl but a bitczh

  • lylee

    I’m very happy that she isn’t afraid to tell her opinion! yay and she is very pretty :)

  • Magan

    What’s preposterous is what comes out of her mouth! I used to be a fan of hers when she was on Roswell, but she’s an idiot!!

  • Liv

    She should grow out her hair. That style ages her.

  • Granit

    Oooh! I just got this magazine in the mail yesterday!

  • Who Cares

    I’d like to be the first to thank her for a whole garbage bag for of mediocre films now and in the future.

  • suppress your appetite

    very sexy cover:))))))))))))))