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Way back in December of 2007, Katherine Heigl made a splash during an interview with Vanity Fair when she said that 'Knocked Up' -- the film she co-starred in the previous summer that vaulted her to the A-list -- was "a little sexist." Said Heigl about the Judd Apatow-directed comedy: "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." Four years later, Seth Rogen, Heigl's 'Knocked Up' co-star, has apparently finally forgiven the outspoken actress.
"I think that at the time I was offended about it, but since then ... I mean, you do so much press that, odds are, you're going to say something fucking stupid every once in a while," Rogen told Short List while doing press for '50/50.' "Of the million things I say every day, 400 of them are stupid as hell [laughs]. And any one of them might wind up in a newspaper or a magazine at any given time. So at this point I'm much more forgiving of that kind of thing."
That's a different tune for Rogen, who, two years ago -- in an interview with Howard Stern -- seemed far less forgiving of Heigl.
"I gotta say it's not like we're the only people she said some batshit crazy things about. That's kind of her bag now," Rogen said when confronted with her Vanity Fair comments. (Heigl, of course, said many outspoken things about 'Grey's Anatomy' as well.) When Apatow, who was also appearing on Stern's show, remarked that Heigl had likely been doing many interviews in a row and "slipped," Rogen retorted, "I didn't slip and I was doing fucking interviews all day too ... I didn't say shit!"
Check out more of Rogen's interview with Short List, where he also defends friend James Franco after the Oscars debacle earlier this year.
[via Short List]
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