Katherine Heigl disses “Knocked Up” and questions Izzie’s morals


Now that her Knocked Up

paycheck has cleared, Katherine Heigl

has a confession to make. She thinks the movie is “a little sexist.”

Oh, really? A film where an underachieving, slovenly slacker hooks up

with an overachieving, polished professional is “a little sexist”?

A film where the men get almost all the laugh lines and the women get

almost all the nag lines is “a little sexist”? Who’d a thunk it?

As Katherine told Vanity Fair for

the January 2008 cover story

“[The film is] a little

sexist. 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.”

A-ha! As much as I appreciated

the goofy appeal of Judd Apatow’s summer sleeper, it also bothered me. First, it was so very straight that

the gayest thing about it was all the times the characters called each

other “gay.” Second, its continuation of the gorgeous girl–dumpy

dude trend irked me. And, finally, it made male arrested development

cool and, intentionally or not, told them that they too could get a

hottie to have their babies.

Still, if Katherine had problems

with the movie, why did she sign on in the first place? I mean, that

portrayal of women had to be in the script, right? And if she didn’t

like her killjoy character, why didn’t she say something during filming?

But Knocked Up

isn’t the only project Katherine has issues with. She also has a bone

to pick with the happenings at Seattle Grace. In particular, she has

problems with her character Izzie’s affair with George (her real-life

best friend T.R. Knight).

“That was kind of a big change

for Izzie, wasn’t it, after she was so up on her moral high ground.

They really hurt somebody, and they didn’t seem to be taking a lot

of responsibility for it. I have a really hard time with that kind of

thing. I’m maybe a little too black-and-white about it. I don’t

really know Izzie very well right now. She’s changed a lot. I’m

trying to figure her out and keep her real.”

And why does she think Izzie


“It was a ratings ploy. It

was absolutely something that shocked people; it wasn’t predictable,

and people didn’t see it coming. It’s our fourth season; there’s

not a lot of spontaneity left. And business is business; I understand

that, but I want there to be some cooperation between the business end

and the creative end, so there’s some way of keeping it real.”

So, wow, that’s oddly candid.

What do you think of Heigl’s after-the-fact confessions? And do you

agree? More important, will the wardrobe department at Grey’s Anatomy

please take note of Katherine’s Vanity Fair shoot apparel? ‘Cause,

uh, wow.

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