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Katherine Heigl Talks About Calling 'Knocked Up' Sexist, Getting Cold Shoulder From Seth Rogen

Katherine Heigl Talks About Calling 'Knocked Up' Sexist, Getting Cold Shoulder From Seth Rogen

Katherine Heigl is opening up about controversial comments she made about her 2007 film Knocked Up.

The 37-year-old actress was asked about calling the movie “sexist” during an interview on The Howard Stern Show.

“It was dumb,” Katherine said. “I liked the movie a lot. I just didn’t like me. She was kind of like, she was so judgmental and kind of uptight and controlling and all these things and I really went with it while we were doing it, and a lot of it, Judd allows everyone to be very free and improvise and whatever and afterwards, I was like, ‘Why is that where I went with this? What an a–hole she is!’”

Katherine says she wishes she apologized to co-star Seth Rogen and director Judd Apatow in a different way.

“I did it publicly instead and kind of tried to say, look, this was not what I meant and this was an incredible experience for me and they were incredibly good to me on this movie, so I did not mean to sh-t on them at all,” Katie said. “I’ve thought about like, writing a note. I feel embarrassed. I don’t want it to feel insincere on any level.”

She added, “I ran into [Seth] at a restaurant and I didn’t quite realize that it was as serious as it was…I walked up like, ‘Hey, guys!’ And they were like very, like, [cold] and I was like, ‘Oh, you’re really mad, I didn’t realize that it was that bad. I get it.”

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  • kellyf

    Funny that she never felt bad until she was doing cat litter commercials.

  • kellyf

    Funny that she never felt bad until she was doing cat litter commercials.

  • Shay M

    I think she’s starting to realize that her words still hold a lot of meaning even years later. In the industry or really any profession, it’s fine to critique your own performance and work, but never criticize the people that employ you. By denigrating the writing on those projects, she basically said to Shonda and Seth that their hard work and personal effort was not good enough.As they say, never bite the hand that feeds you.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Don’t sh*t where you eat, that simple, especially for a not attractive, mediocre (I’m being nice) actress with no real appeal. Should of counted her blessings.

  • Nicola

    Someone is on an aggressive damage control campaign.

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  • Northguesty

    I like her but she had it really easy from about 15 when she was booking major films (that action one with Steven Segal or whatever his name is), and she took it wayyyyy too much for granted. Also she has no filter and should have learned early on to develop one. I think it’s way too late. She has zero career to speak of. She was okay on G’s A because she was part of an ensemble, but she has problem carrying a movie as the lead, even fluffy rom coms. Who with a modicum of common sense would withdraw themselves from a major award nom and constantly trash the movies they’re in? Definite damage control – but started about ten years too late.

  • Legendary Trolly

    She is extremely attractive, I would do anythang to her!!

  • jane

    she seems like such a (w)itch…how’d she land a husband

  • Kyle Millert

    When I heard that she withdrew herself from award consideration, I think it was the Emmy’s, over the fact that she thought the writing for her character and the show didn’t deserve even a nom I was floored. I figured she just didn’t care about awards “personally” but really she wanted everyone she worked with to know they sucked. I guess her character was being written off or something at the time, but she’s too damn old not to understand tact in a professional setting.

  • Kyle Millert

    When I heard that she withdrew herself from award consideration, I think it was the Emmy’s, over the fact that she thought the writing for her character and the show didn’t deserve even a nom I was floored. I figured she just didn’t care about awards “personally” but really she wanted everyone she worked with to know they sucked. I guess her character was being written off or something at the time, but she’s too damn old not to understand tact in a professional setting.

  • suzybel

    She should get another job, ’cause she sure can’t act.

  • Northguesty

    And she’d been working in HW for at least one decade then. Must have had a lot of enabling people around her as well.

  • NeronWillRise

    This is what she said:

    “a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and
    uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. … I
    had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a bitch; why is
    she being such a killjoy?”

    How is that only about your performance? How is that taken out of context? That’s not even backtracking, that’s flat out saying you said something different than you said. She tried to do the same thing with her Grey’s Anatomy comments. This chick is totally disingenuous and just wishes the word hadn’t gotten out that she’s a biznatch.

  • Drayson Roberts

    How are the men actors in Knocked Up unable to see how Heigl would be embarrassed with the utter crudeness of the movie? The public perception is that Heigl must have been paid a lot of money to do it. And there are so many Jews in it, along with the director, that it looks like another one of their take-down the culture movies and degrading one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood.