Actress KATHERINE HEIGL has played down her outspoken reputation after she was
recently criticized for labeling her smash hit movie KNOCKED UP “sexist”.
The film, in which the 29-year-old plays a TV journalist who becomes pregnant
after a one-night stand with Seth Rogen’s unemployed slob, was a huge success
last year (07) and helped Heigl’s earnings jump from $300,000 (Â£150,000) to $6
million (Â£3 million) per picture.
But Heigl made headlines last month (Dec07), when she claimed Knocked Up is
“a little sexist… It was hard for me to love the movie.”
However, the 29-year-old, who quickly released a statement defending her
comments, insists she has always spoken her mind and that her remarks weren’t
She says, “The press or the media has decided that I’m outspoken, and I guess
that’s my angle or something?
“I have been this way for the last five to seven years when I started saying,
‘You know, screw it, I’m not going to pussyfoot around issues anymore.’
“I kind of say what I think. And if I feel passionately about something I
will be honest about it, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.”
Regarding her critical remarks about Knocked Up, Heigl adds, “It wasn’t that
interesting, and it wasn’t that outrageous.”