Things are pretty volatile between the former 'Knocked Up' co-stars, and I don't think it will get better anytime soon.
Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen starred together 10 years ago in the hit Judd Apatow comedy Knocked Up, but drama between the co-stars lives on. Earlier this week Heigl was a guest on Howard Stern's radio show, where she revealed what the drama was really about, why she regrets it, and how she is doubtful they will ever bury the hatchet.
Following the release of Knocked Up, Heigl trashed the very successful film to Vanity Fair, saying it was sexist. In the interview, she said:
"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 bitch; 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."
Wow, way to bite the hand that feeds you, Heigl. Director/writer Apatow and Rogen slammed her for the remarks, and alluded to the fact they would never work with her again. Rogen later offered an olive branch of sorts, saying that as celebrities you say things on accident, and that he was over it.
Heigl told Stern that she is very sorry for the remarks and that she was referring to herself and how she played the character, rather than the film itself:
"I liked the movie a lot. I just didn't like [my character]. She was so judgmental and kind of uptight and controlling and all these things. Judd allows everyone to be very free and improvise, and afterwards, I was like, why is that where I went with this? What an asshole she is!"
She even said she has thought a million times about writing an apology to Apatow and Rogen, but she was just too embarrassed about the situation. Heigl also expressed that she would love to work with the two again, but it's unlikely they would give her the opportunity:
"I would love to. I don't think [Seth] would with me, though. I think he's really mad at me."
Man, oh man, her comments on the film were definitely odd, and I can see why Rogen and Apatow got upset. But come on, guys, let it go. No doubt so many celeb words have been misconstrued in interviews; give her the benefit of the doubt.