Katherine Heigl On ‘Howard Stern’: Seth Rogen Will Never Work With Me Again (AUDIO)
Katherine Heigl appeared on Wednesday’s “Howard Stern Show,” during which the actress clarified the negative comments she once made about the hit comedy Knocked Up, but admitted she may have permanently burned a bridge with former co-star Seth Rogen. Listen to audio from the interview below!
Knocked Up was a huge sleeper hit when it was released back in 2007, but in an interview with Vanity Fair the following year, Heigl slammed the Judd Apatow comedy as being “a little sexist.” She also said the movie “paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight,” adding, “It was hard for me to love the movie.”
But on Wednesday, the actress explained to Stern, “I liked the movie a lot. I just didn’t like [my character]. She was so judgmental and kind of uptight and controlling.” But the actress also took responsibility for her own role, noting, “Judd allows everyone to be very free and improvise,” but felt she turned her character into “a**hole.”
Stern mentioned that he had spoken to both Rogen and Apatow about the incident on his show, and the two felt “blindsided” by her remarks. “That was dumb,” she admitted of her statement. The actress went on to say she thought about writing a personal apology letter at the time, but felt too “embarrassed” to do so. Heigl added, “They were incredibly good to me on the movie, so I did not mean to s**t on them at all.”
When asked if she would want to work with Rogen again, Heigl responded, “I would love to. I don’t think he would with me though. I think he’s really mad at me.” The actress then recalled Rogen giving her the cold shoulder at a restaurant shortly after her Vanity Fair interview was released. “I didn’t quite realize it was as serious as it was,” she noted. “I was like, ‘Oh, you’re really mad.’ I didn’t realize it was that bad.” But Heigl further admitted, “I get it. It was an immature, dumbass moment.” Listen to the highlight from Heigl’s “Howard Stern Show” interview below!