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Katherine Heigl: I Will Be Your Vision of Stephanie Plum

Katherine Heigl: I Will Be Your Vision of Stephanie Plum

Katherine Heigl has revealed the reason for her darker locks!

The 31-year-old actress filled Us Weekly in on the details at the ShoWest awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Thursday (March 18), where she was named Female Star of the Year – it’s for her upcoming role in One for the Money!

“She is a very specific kind of girl, so I just wanted to show the legion of fans that I will be your vision of Stephanie Plum,” Katherine shared. “It’s important. I hate when my favorite books are made into films and they are just not what you expect.”

One for the Money is based on the Janet Evanovich novel of the same name.

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  • Oh…how…lovely….

    I love the Stephanie Plum books. I can’t wait to see who they have as the old grandmother, too bad Estelle Getty passed away, she would have been perfect.

  • Oh…how…lovely….

    Ooooh, and Ranger was HAWT!! I wonder who they will cast to play him?

  • Lalique

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. Katherine Heigl? Not so much. Since Stephanie Plum is the protagonist in 13 (and counting!) novels, I hope Heigl portrays Plum well. I’d hate to see something like Jack Ryan of “The Hunt for Red October” -brilliantly portrayed by Alec Baldwin- destroyed by a glum and unbelievable Harrison Ford.

  • Lalique

    @Oh…how…lovely….: Betty White!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • q

    i love janet evanovich’s books. katherine heigl will make the perfect stephanie plum! so excited!!

  • mln

    while i appreciate her trying to keep true to the character- i just can’t see her as stephanie plum. she’s too… perky ot something. and i do agree estelle getty would’ve been awesome as the grandmother!

  • beth

    They HAVE to cast the Rock as Ranger – he’s perfect!

  • Chrs

    @Lalique: For someone who professes to love the series, I’m surprised that you don’t know there are actually 15 (soon to be 16) novels in the regular series, and 4 between-the-numbers books.

  • Lynda

    Heigl, meh, not so much my idea of Stephanie….I see more of Sandra Bullock in the role. Grandma, Betty White is a possibility – The Rock as Ranger? Perfect! Now for Joe…..McDreamy? And when we get to it, Mo”nique as Lula!

  • iDani

    I don’t see her as Plum at all. Marisa Tomei would be a much better choice. Heigl will probably ruin the series.

  • ebby

    I freakin’ hate Katherine Heigl because of how disrespectful she is to her writers and those she works with. I will not see the movie. I don’t care how great the rest of the cast is.

  • ebby

    I feel like the fans should get a petition going to get her fired.

  • mary

    This is the worst casting call possibly in history. I can’t believe they picked her! Sure she is pretty and sometimes funny but she is not right to play SP! I have a feeling she will make SP come off like a snob or emotionless. I think we (fans) need to make something petition or blog…something!

  • lizk

    @ebby: I was just thinking the same thing. I DO NOT want my vision of Stephanie Plum destroyed by Hotair Heigl!

  • mary

    I wish they would just fill the cast with a bunch of nobodies. Honestly I think it would just be better. Sandra would be a great SP though…

  • lizk

    @mary: I agree about the “nobodies” which means Sandra should be OUT!

    The Plum Series is popular enough. It doesn’t need a huge star. Just a really good up-and-coming actress who is in her late 20s or early 30s.

  • Bonnie

    @Lynda: You are RIGHT ON with your choice of actors for these great characters!! I see Estelle Getty as Stephanie’s granny when I read the books…I’m on #7 now. Love the books and love the characters. Just hope the movie(s) do the books justice.

  • ebby

    Let me just suggest a number of actresses (of all ages) who would have been better: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Leigh Cook, Tina Majorino, Rachel Bilson, Amber Tamblyn, Julia Stiles, Anna Kendrick… Heck, even Kristen Bell! She was excellent as Veronica Mars, and wore lots of brunette wigs and looked great.

  • ebby

    My major problem with Heigl is that she has this negative vibe due to the way she has treated writers and crew members. Because of her reputation, she turns people off. Why would you attach that kind of person to a popular book franchise? We’re fans of our writer. Ms. “Writers Are The Nobodies I Spit Upon” is not going to sit well with us.

  • Oh…how…lovely….

    Yes, THE ROCK as Ranger. And McDreamy would make a good Joe.

  • kara

    love stephanie plum! katherine heigel? not sooo much

  • ebby

    Nice blog.

    (No McDreamy! Why should this movie turn into a Grey’s Anatomy movie?)

  • Su

    Author Janet Janet Evanovich loves Heigl. And she seems very excited and happy ;)

    KH will be good Plum.

  • nini
  • rl

    KH will do a good job as Plum. She is already demonstrating that she will make changes in her appearance as needed for the character. Great that she is branching out and spreading her wings from her usual film rom coms.

  • Anna

    And how can she be so sure that she’ll make the book justice?

  • lawcyn

    Wow this is a major FAIL. Now all they need is the screenwriter from Twilight and they can totally eff up the movie.

  • http://justjared Becky, Bubba’s mum

    Hellllo…..Cloris Leachman as granny. Nobody else will do. Benjamin Bratt as Ranger.

  • Inaru

    I always thought Sandra Bullock would’ve been perfect for Stephanie Plum, i’d cast Benjamin Bratt as Ranger and Betty White would be a riot as grandma Mazur.

  • Mary

    Love her!

  • Sara

    I’m excited to see Heigl in this role. I’ve liked most of her movies.

  • popoki

    I have read all these books and Heigel is as far from being a “Stephanie Plum” as I can imagine. I will not even bother to see the movie, not even when it gets to t.v. Sorry, you lost me!

  • nursedatingsite

    What a nice woman

  • iDani

    On behalf of Plum fans everywhere, this choice is ridiculous. She will definitely disappoint as Plum.

  • sarah

    AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heigl will ruin a sagaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VOMIT VOMIT VOMIT!!!!!

  • Em

    Katherine Heigl is a perfect choice.

  • Amber-louise

    Lets just see what she can do before judging. Personally, I think Sandra Bullock is a bit old for the role. Mila Kunis I think would have been a good choice though but I’m willing to give Katherine the benefit of the doubt here.

  • barbara silkstone


    Rhea Pearlman would be perfect for Grandma Mazur.

  • barbara silkstone


    Marisaa Tomei would be perfect but I guess it’s too late.

  • barbara silkstone


    Agreed. It would be better with no stars than those that carry pre-conceived images with them. We all KNOW what Stephanie, Joe and Ranger look like.

  • barbara silkstone

    Since Estelle Geddy is dead, how about Rhea Pearlman … aged a bit with makeup and Danny Devito as Cousin Vinnie?


  • Kimberly

    I’m willing to give KH the benefit of the doubt..she wouldn’t have been my choice the idea of Anne Hathaway…Betty White, Rock, Benjamin Brat (Morelli) and Queen Latifah…like the idea too of Danny Devito and Vinnie…can’t wait for the movie! I think Marisa and Sandra, though I love them, are too old for the part.

  • Kathleen S.

    I love the Stephanie Plum books, and Katherine Heigl is NO Stephanie Plum. You’ve got to be kidding me. Sandra Bullock would have been spot on perfect, but about 10 years ago unfortunately (just age-wise). I think someone like Rachel Bilson has the goofiness and charm to pull it off, or go with some unknown. But Katherine Heigl? Ugh, NO…..

  • GP

    KH as Stephanie is an awful choice! Sandra Bullock would rock that role! And I think Betty White as Grandma Mazur would be perfect! Billy Burke for Steph’s dad… maybe Katherine could have dyed her hair red and played Joyce Barnhart.

  • Kate Taylor

    Oh please NOOOOO!!! She is all wrong! That’s like picking Seth Rogen as Ranger; I love these books and read them from One to current Fifteen all the time; still laugh out loud. But Katherine Heigl???? You will kill the love we have for Stephanie and crew. Seriously…well, that will be another movie I won’t watch. She is a one trick pony…too sad.

  • Bianca

    Woo Hoo!!! I love love love these books! I think Katherine will be a great Stephanie. Now if only they could cast The Rock as Ranger, Betty White as Grandma Mazur, Mo’Nique or Queen Latifa as Lula, Steve Buscemi as Vincent Plum, Marissa Jaret Winokur as Connie, and I’m totally stuck for Morelli – maybe David Boreanaz or Chris Evans, maybe Hugh Jackman???

  • Kate

    Heigl is a horrible choice for Stephanie! Steph is a curvey, blue eyed, brunette with a mix of flakiness, independence and sensuality. No way can Heigl pull it off! I loved the first twelve books and adore the character of Ranger but the last three books have been pretty bad. I don’t think Evanovich actually wrote 15 – it was so inconsistent. Between Hollywood and the author they are ruining a great franchise! Kimberly Williams would have made a great Steph…or maybe even Amanda Peet but not Heigl!

  • amanday

    i think betty white should play grandma mazur. she would be perfect!
    i dont know who could fill ranger… he is sooooooooooooooo HOT!!!!!

  • Michelle

    Ughhhh! Did casting even read the books before they be signed actors to play Steph, Ranger, and Morelli? Heigl is NOT Stephanie Plum. My friends and I will most likely not see the movie. As long as these actors portray the characters, there is no way they can keep the integrity of the novels. I was really looking forward to this, but now I am soooooo disappointed. Columbia TriStar, you really screwed up.

  • Lia

    I think Katherine will surprise us.