Eternally grateful for being a working actress with mediocre acting talent and a millionaire, Katherine Heigl tells Vanity Fair how much she didn’t like Knocked Up, referring to the movie as “sexist.”
It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys,” she says. “It was hard for me to love the movie.” But the film loved her, catapulting her onto Hollywood’s A-list and driving her price from the $300,000 she got for “Knocked Up” to $6 million. Heigl also complained she’s become disenchanted with her “Grey’s” character, Izzie, having a fling with her married best friend. “It was a ratings ploy,” she said. “I’m trying to figure her out and keep her real.”
No, it didn’t paint “women” as humorless shrews, Katherine. You were supposed to be an uptight pain in the ass. You were half of the “unlikely couple” and cast opposite the “funny fat guy” on purpose. Get it? This movie really wasn’t about you or your character anyway. It was an outlet for Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd to squeeze in the 20 pages of witty banter they couldn’t fit in to The 40 Year Old Virgin. They could have replaced Katherine Heigl with Terri Schiavo and no one would have noticed or cared.
Katherine and her pet monkey on December 1st: