Rogen: Katherine Heigl Is Hypocritical for Calling Knocked Up Sexist
Seth Rogen and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow are still miffed over former costar Katherine Heigl knocking the hit blockbuster.
Speaking to Vanity Fair in 2007, Heigl famously remarked that the comedy "paints the women as shrews," while the men look "lovable." She added, "It was hard for me to love the movie." (She later said she was "disheartened" her remarks became "the focus of my experience with the movie.")
But Rogen says he doesn't see how Heigl's new comedy, The Ugly Truth, makes women look even better.
"That [movie] looks like it really puts women on a pedestal in a beautiful way," he quipped on Howard Stern's SIRIUS XM radio show on Thursday.
Added Apatow, "I hear there's a scene where she's wearing ... Underwear ... with a vibrator in it, so I'd have to see if that was uplifting for women."
Apatow figured Heigl was "probably was doing six hours of interviews and kissing everyone's a**, and then just got tired and slipped a little bit" when she made the remarks to Vanity Fair.
Regardless, Rogen said, "I didn't slip and I was doing f****** interviews all day too ... I didn't say s***!"
Even more baffling, said Apatow, "We never had a 'fight'" with Heigl while filming. "Seth always says, it doesn't make any sense [because] she improvised half her s***," Apatow said, adding that she "could not have been cooler."
"It all depends on how much coffee I have had that day," he said. "If I was fighting ... with someone else about something I may handle it wrong, and if I'm in like total Buddha mood, I'd be like 'I feel sad that she hasn't learned the lesson of her journey yet,'" he said.
Rogen said he doesn't feel bad since Heigl seems to run her mouth and most people, including Grey's Anatomy staff.
"I gotta say it's not like we're the only people she said some bat **** crazy things about," he said. "That's kind of her bag now."