This is the end of that feud. Seth Rogen finally addressed his bad blood with Katherine Heigl over her comments about their 2007 comedy Knocked Up.
The comedian, 34, stopped by Watch What Happens Live on Sunday, August 7, and a caller brought up the squabble between the former costars. “Katherine Heigl said on Stern that she would like to work with you again, but you’re still mad at her. Is that true?” the caller asked.
The feud goes back nearly a decade. Rogen and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow were irritated that Heigl, 37, criticized the film in a 2008 Vanity Fair interview. She said the blockbuster “paints the women as shrews,” while the men look “lovable.” She added, “It was hard for me to love the movie.”
Then Rogen fired back, saying he wasn’t sure that Heigl’s 2009 movie The Ugly Truth made women look better. “That [movie] looks like it really puts women on a pedestal in a beautiful way,” he joked on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show in 2009. Apatow added, “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.”
However, Rogen revealed on WWHL that they’ve all moved past it now. “No, I was never mad,” he said. “I was never that mad, honestly, and I assumed she didn’t want to work with us anymore, honestly, because she seemed to not like the result of the work we did together.”
“She did not seem entirely pleased with it afterward,” he continued of Knocked Up. “I think that was the root of everything. But honestly it was so long ago, and I have damaged my brain so badly in the last few years, I have a hard time even recalling what it was about or even who was supposed to be mad at who, and I have no bad feelings towards her at all, honestly.”
Earlier this year, the Grey’s Anatomy alum called her critical comments “immature” during a Howard Stern interview. She told Stern she never apologized for the comments to the two actors. “I absolutely owe anybody an apology who I unwillingly offended or disrespected,” she said.
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