Katherine Heigl is not begging Seth Rogen to make a sequel to Knocked Up in order to revive her movie career, despite a made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the claim. A rep for the actress says there's no truth to it.
One year after the release of the hit 2007 comedy, Heigl said in a Vanity Fair interview that she found the film to be "a little sexist" and felt it portrayed women "as humorless and uptight." She added, "It was hard for me to love the movie." Rogen later said during a "Howard Stern Show" interview that he felt both confused and hurt by her comments because they had a great time working on the comedy together.
According to Star, Heigl recently reached out to her former co-star in an effort to make amends and convince him to reunite for a sequel. An alleged "insider" tells the magazine, "She still feels bad about how everything went down, so she wrote Seth a long apologetic email and suggested they take on the project." Rogen, however, "isn't sure he wants to work with her again," says the questionable tipster.
The outlet's article is based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but Heigl's spokesperson says on the record that it's completely fabricated. It should be noted, Heigl already publicly apologized to Rogen during a 2016 "Howard Stern Show" interview. The actress also said that her quotes were taken out of context, further clarifying, "I liked the movie a lot. I just didn't like me. The character." Heigl went on to say that working on the comedy was "an incredible experience," and she didn't intend to criticize Rogen or director Judd Apatow.
Additionally, Rogen later said during his own "Howard Stern" interview that he sympathizes with Heigl and feels badly if her comments negatively affected her career. "I don't want that to have happened to her at all because I've said a thousand stupid things and I really like her," the actor said. Following Rogen and Heigl's respective radio interviews, E! News published an article detailing how the Knocked Up controversy was "blown out of proportion." It's clear there's no longer any animosity or hard feelings between the former co-stars.
Also, the notion that the actress needs to revive her career isn't accurate either. Heigl recently joined the USA drama "Suits" following Meghan Markle's departure, and has expressed in interviews that it's a dream job. In a interview with Us Weekly, for instance, the actress said her character on the show is one of the best roles she's ever "had the opportunity to play." Suffice to say, it seems the actress very happy with the status of her career. Regardless, Gossip Cop can confirm that Heigl isn't begging Rogen to team up for a Knocked Up sequel.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.