The Interview That Ruined Katherine Celebs Who Let Huge Secrets Slip 2 days ago   03:40

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Nicki Swift
In March 2019, Katherine Heigl made headlines when she was cast as the lead in a new CBS comedy, Our House. According to Variety, this is the first time the actress has been cast in a television comedy. But more than ten years ago, Heigl actually made many, many more headlines because of her comments about her role in a big screen comedy, comments that, at the time, seemed like they'd ruined her career overnight.

She was riding high back in 2007. The former Grey's Anatomy star not only won an Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series that year, she also began transitioning over to the big screen with her successful starring turn in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up opposite Seth Rogen.

Unfortunately, this movie-star-in-the-making's rise to the top quickly unraveled following an infamously ill-fated interview with Vanity Fair the following January. In a move that still has us scratching our heads, Heigl openly trashed her own work in the coveted cover story, saying,

"It was a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I'm playing such a b----; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you're portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie."

Given the beloved flick's undeniable success with audiences and critics, Heigl's candid comments sparked immediate backlash. For their part, Apatow and Rogen both chimed in on the matter during a joint interview on The Howard Stern Show in 2009. The fan-favorite writer-director admitted he was confused over Heigl's comments, saying,

"We never had a 'fight'…Seth always says, it doesn't make any sense [because] she improvised half her s---...[You think] at some point I'll get a call saying 'Sorry, I was tired' and then the call never comes.'"

Meanwhile, Rogen felt Heigl's criticisms were hypocritical considering the portrayal of women in her follow-up rom-com, The Ugly Truth.

Soon after proving her A-lister clout between Knocked Up and Grey's Anatomy, Heigl also began to burn bridges in TV land after shockingly withdrawing her name from Emmy contention in 2008. The actress released a statement at the time, saying,

"I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination. And in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention."

Understandably, Grey's showrunner Shonda Rhimes was insulted by Heigl's remarks.

Meanwhile, Heigl and Seth Rogen have since appeared to end their alleged feud. During an interview with Howard Stern in August 2016, the comedy actor looked back fondly on his experience working with Heigl, saying,

"As we were making the movie, honestly, I was like, 'I would make a dozen movies with her...I was having a really good time, and then when I heard afterward that she didn't like it, that she seemed to not like the process, and she did not like the end product either. I think when that happens...your trust feels somewhat betrayed."

However, Rogen's compassion for his former co-star's subsequent plight has seemingly grown over the years, as he continued,

"I respect the fact that perhaps she realizes it has hurt her career, and I don't want that to have happened to her at all."

Heigl has since expressed regret for saying anything at all in that fateful Vanity Fair spread. In fact, Heigl told Howard Stern in 2016 that she went to therapy to deal with the stress of her, quote, "difficult" reputation. She later responded to Rogen's kind remarks while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, saying,

"I think that he's handled that so beautifully, and I just feel nothing but love and respect. And it was so long ago at this point, I just wish him so much goodness, and I felt that from him, too."

Well, if Heigl and Rogen can bury the hatchet, perhaps there's still hope for her reputation in Tinseltown.

#KatherineHeigl #OurHouse #KnockedUp

Comments 573 Comments

Nicki Swift
Do you agree with what Katherine Heigl said?
Rohn Jambo
Publicly bashing a movie you worked on and making the writers out to be sexists for reasons that make no sense?.. I wouldn't hire you either.
GirlLovesHemp
All she said was true about the movie. If a man would have said same, he would have been revered for the comments.
MOC Prod
Wtf she just opened up and talk about the sexism she suffered and they cancel her for that? While there are actors and others in the media that are abusers and keep working like nothing happened? Bullshit
cinnamonbun 69
when katherine comes out calling that grey's anatomy set was toxic, everyone called her crazy and a traitor but now when ellen pompeo says it, she is strong.
like wtf.
Chole
Omg I love the movie knocked up I think she did amazing in the movie and also loved the story plot
veggiesaremurder
If it were a man who critiqued the film, he would be seen as artistic, dark and brooding. At worst, he might be called pretentious. But for an honest critique of her own work to completely ruin her reputation and career, especially given that the movie itself was such a huge success, regardless of what she said about it, it just doesn't seem right at all. I absolutely love Knocked Up, but the writing in the women's characters was lazy, stereotypical, "what guys think women are like" bullshit. Women love to be raunchy and ridiculous and silly, just as much as men. We don't sit around, rolling our eyes when people around us are being funny, we laugh! Honestly, had the movie come out 10 years later instead, she would be given a lot of good press for speaking up about sexism in Hollywood. Unfortunately, she was just a little too far ahead of her time.
Art 333
Soooo pretty. I wanna give her few babies.
Angelina L
She told the truth, and got fired for just saying the truth.
chris Barnett
I want to mount her. Nice rack and shaved muff like a peach.
Greg Patterson
Actors have the difficult task of foreseeing the final outcome when they are typically not a huge part of the editing/post production process. This is where you develop a strong and entitled opinion based on the contribution to something bigger.
VISPRES
Beautiful woman, ugly soul
Isshan’s Gaming
Welp. She should not have accepted those roles in the first place.
Brandon Mcneil
Ruined her career by being honest lol.
RuffNStormy
She ruined Suits
Constitutional Defender
Katherine Heigl is an American actress and producer who has a net worth of $30 million i wish my career was that bad
Viktor Maitland
Lol you people act like it would be ok for you to go home after work and publicly shit on your job and the people you work with to everyone and expect to keep getting jobs. Who would hire someone after that.
Ty
People have said far worse but I think it’s very rare an actor will trash a movie they were in. They usually just keep that truth with those they know and not with interviews.
Gert-Jan van der Lee
Title is: "The Interview That Ruined Katherine Heigl's Career Overnight" which is immediately contradicted in the first line of the video: "In march 2019 Katherine Heigl made headlines when she was cast as the lead in the new CBS comedy 'Our house'."
An actress that "ruined" her career doesn't get cast as the lead in a CBS comedy.
So this video is a bullshit load of crap.
Karen Deake
She told the truth about how she felt. I like most of the shows she has been in.
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