As most of us already know, Katherine Heigl took a flamethrower to the bridges connected to Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow shortly after the release of Knocked Up in 2007. Katherine accused Knocked Up of being “sexist,” among other things. Ever since then, she’s tried to apologize for crapping all over Knocked Up. Most recently, Katherine dabbed at her teary eyes on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show. Katherine claimed that when she ran into Seth and Judd at a restaurant, she tried to talk to them, but they treated her like a long pube in their sandwich. Katherine said she’d love to work with Seth again, but doesn’t think that will ever happen since he hates her. Well, Seth Rogen has something to say about that. And according to him, it’s not like that. He doesn’t hate you, Heigl.
Seth is currently hustling his new movie about talking wieners (speaking of pubes, you won’t see any in Sausage Party), and he’s spoken about his alleged feud with his co-star twice this week. Seth said on Watch What Happens Live that he assumed Katherine didn’t want to work with him anymore because she didn’t like the work they made together. Seth also spoke about Katherine during an interview with Howard Stern on Monday, and he echoed the same thing. Seth added that he really liked working with her and also felt kind of bad that her comments about Knocked Up helped cause her career to take a nose-dive into a stinky pile of kitty litter commercials.
“I thought she hated us. We made a movie, I was very proud of it, it was critically very well received…Then we just heard that she didn’t like it and that it seemed that she didn’t have a good experience making it and that she didn’t feel as though the product was reflective of how she thought she should be portrayed.
As we were making the movie, honestly, I was like, ‘I would make a dozen movies with her. I would be whatever the shitty version of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is.’ I thought we had a great dynamic. People seemed to like it. We were funny together. I was having a very good time, and then when I heard afterward that she didn’t like it, that she seemed to not like the process, and she didn’t like the end product either. I think when that happens – also your trust feels somewhat betrayed.
I respect the fact that perhaps she realizes that it hurt her career, and I don’t want that to have happened to her at all, because I really like her.”
Seth hasn’t spoken to her since the restaurant ice-out, but he says he’d take a call from her. You hear that, Katherine? Scroll through your contacts till you get to the one marked “That curly-haired asshole who hates me from that sexist piece of trash movie I did with him” and give him a call.
I can’t decide if Seth is lying or not. On the one hand, I do believe that he doesn’t hate Katherine Heigl anymore. On the other hand, that part about having “a very good time” and wanting to “make a dozen movies” with her? If he’s really telling the truth about that, then I’d like to get my hands on the name of whatever reality-clouding substance Seth was smoking in his trailer on the set of Knocked Up. Because as that’s not exactly a Katherine Heigl any of us are familiar with.
Here’s an actually knocked up Katherine filming her latest TV comeback Doubt last week. I’m really feeling Katherine’s Mormon Republican senator’s wife hair and tie-neck blouse combo.
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