Shortly after filming Knocked Up, Katherine Heigl took a huge dump on the film calling it “sexist” despite the fact it catapulted her career. She later followed that up by shitting on the writers of Grey’s Anatomy by not submitting herself for an Emmy because the writing wasn’t good enough. However, her career was allowed to move along because she was making bank in romantic comedies, or at least was, and then everyone got sick of her (My guess? The Killers with Ashton Kutcher. It was cancer on toast.) and now the knives are out. Below are the highlights from a new The Hollywood Reporter piece about Katherine’s attempts to save her career by returning to television and how, along with her mother, she’s made that close to impossible by opening her face:
On making things worse immediately after the Knocked Up quote:
Production had gone smoothly on 27 Dresses, says a high-level source involved in the film, until it was time to promote the picture overseas. “There were movie-star demands — big rooms, the mother there, all the stuff,” says this person. ” ‘We need the presidential suite at The Bristol!’ It was just a sense of entitlement. The biggest stars don’t do that kind of thing.” The prospect of working again with Heigl lost its allure.
On being a pain in the ass filming One For The Money:
But another insider on the project recalls “desperately difficult situations” with Heigl, from casting to wardrobe and beyond. (Heigl, who was paid $12 million, didn’t have casting approval but insisted on exercising it, says this source.) “She can cost you time every single day of shooting,” says this person. “Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard. She hit that point of ‘no.’”
And her mother not helping with that:
“I have never experienced anything like Nancy Heigl,” says this source. “It’s about the mouth. ‘F— you. You are a f—ing liar.’ … Whatever you’d say, you were an idiot. The call would be, ‘This is the worst craft service we’ve ever had! There’s nothing to eat! This is the worst wardrobe!’ You knew that every day, you were going to get slammed. The frustrating part is [Heigl] is incredibly talented and smart.”
On how returning to television is working out for her:
A top producer at another network says there were reservations when Heigl’s name came up a few months ago for a project that had been greenlighted to pilot: “On many levels, she would have been perfect for the role, but all of us said, ‘She’s not worth it.’ ” But sources say NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt personally pushed for the deal. He declined comment.
For the record, there were some nice quotes about Katherine Heigl, but they were boring just like the information about her actually landing a show with NBC three days ago. Also, that would involve journalistic integrity, and my last post was about a nipple. Who are we kidding here?
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