There’s no love lost between Katherine Heigl and much of Hollywood, but she is going out of her way to publicly discuss her mistakes. In an appearance on The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, she gave Stern the full backstory about the Vanity Fair interview that came out right before Knocked Up premiered — in which she called the film “a little sexist.”
Heigl insists that what she didn’t like about the movie had more to do with her portrayal of the character than the actual film. “I liked the movie a lot. I just didn’t like me,” she told Stern. “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.”
Heigl doesn’t quite take back her take on the film, but she does say she owed Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen a heads-up. “I don’t mean to imply on any level that [the journalist] trapped me… she just said, ‘You know a lot of women felt that it was a little sexist,’ so then I felt obligated to answer that and so I tried in my very sort of ungracious way to answer why I felt that it maybe was a little.
“I’ve thought about like, writing a note. I feel embarrassed. I don’t want it to feel insincere on any level,” she said. “It was an immature, dumbass moment.” Looks like Rogen and Apatow will be getting a bouquet of flowers sometime soon.