Katherine Heigl’s publicist quit her ass, wonder why?


This interview with Katherine Heigl is several days old, and the writer makes a point of saying that it was conducted a few weeks before Katherine’s full promotional push for The Killers began. And ended, because that film did not do well – it’s been out for three weeks, and it hasn’t broken $40 million yet. Ouch. So much for Katherine Heigl being one of the few women who can get a great box office. Anyway, as we and many others have pointed out before, Katherine has a big mouth and a big diva attitude and it gets her into a lot of trouble. The Telegraph points out the latest incident involving Katherine’s insanity and how it negatively affects her career – her publicist fired HER.

Katherine Heigl is trying not to offend anyone. With those brown doe eyes and her rom-com pedigree it might be hard to imagine Heigl uttering anything insulting but, despite her sweet, apple-pie appearance, the 31-year-old actress is not afraid to speak her mind.

So much so that, just two weeks before our meeting, her publicist fired her. Rumor has it that Heigl’s famously loose tongue was to blame. ‘That, I have to say, hurt my feelings,’ Heigl says, sitting on a deep brown leather sofa.

She’s sitting cross-legged with a bottle of water by her side, trying her best to be relaxed. She offers many quick smiles and big, frequent laughs. She is cagey about what exactly prompted her publicist to dump her but, whatever Heigl said or did, it was the latest in a long line of controversial incidents.

‘I’m a talker,’ Heigl begins with a sigh. ‘I love a good debate. But people started thinking of me as a diva. It was a ball that just started rolling. I’m realizing now that I can’t just blurt things out.’

Which is why Heigl has decided to conduct interviews in her house. ‘If I have to be focused and watch what I say, then I have to be comfortable.’

[From The Telegraph]

Yes, because that’s the reason she’s such an insufferable diva, right? Location. What is her thought process, seriously? “Ooh, I’ll do an interview in my home, that way I won’t sound nasty when I bitch about everyone I work with.” And you know what? I remember Katherine’s Vanity Fair interview, the one where she bitched about Knocked Up – she did that interview in her home.

Anyway, the rest of the Telegraph piece is more of the same sh-t Heigl’s been talking about for months. I’ll just do the highlights, but the full Telegraph piece is here.

On adopting Naleigh: ‘It felt right to start our family this way,’ says Heigl. ‘I grew up in an adoptive family. My sister was adopted from Korea. So it was something I always knew I would do.’

Katherine had “no idea what she was in for” when she started working right after the adoption: ‘I thought, “I can do this,”‘ she says with a laugh. ‘My mom was going to be there a lot. Josh was going to be back and forth from Nashville, where he was just starting his album, which was just a two-hour drive away. I have a wonderful nanny. No problem. But I ended up having one full-on anxiety attack and I threw my back out twice from stress. People will tell you how hard it is, but you have no idea until you experience it.’

On feeling dowdy: Heigl says that when Josh Duhamel, her co-star in Life As We Know It, and his wife Fergie, the singer, recently came over for a pool party, she felt dowdy and mumsy. ‘Yeah, try sitting next to Fergie in a bikini,’ she says. ‘She had on the cutest little suit, which I actually own. I was so relieved I wasn’t wearing it, too. But as long as I can suck it in and still say my lines at work I’ll be fine.’

Katherine and Josh expect to have both adopted and biological children: ‘A lot of them, not to be too Jolie-Pitt about it’.

Katherine offends professional killers too: ‘I guess they’re perceived as sexy, kind of a stealth human weapon with this dark and glamorous life. In real life, it seems like they’d have to have some kind of chip loose in the brain to kill people professionally. Oh, but there I go again. I guess I’ve offended assassins this time,’ she says. ‘To all of the assassins reading this story, I’m sorry. Please don’t take it personally.’

[From The Telegraph]

“…As long as I can suck it in and still say my lines at work I’ll be fine.” Well, at least she’s not neurotic about her body or her looks, I do give her credit for that. After overdosing on too many actresses’ interviews where they only seem to be able to talk about what diet they’re doing or how much they work out, it is refreshing to hear an actress talk about sucking in her gut. Maybe that’s the problem with Katherine though – she thinks everyone is going to take her words as “that’s refreshing” even when she’s being an insane diva. There’s a reason professional actors rarely talk sh-t about the people they work with, and it’s not because they fear being “refreshing.”



Katherine at the London premiere of The Killers on June 9, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. mojoman says:

    man, this chick has no filter, I am surprised it took the publicist this long to quit?!

  2. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Loretta Lynn hair!

  3. vi says:

    i like her. i don’t really get the diva vibe. big mouth yes but diva seems a bit of a stretch. she looks better as a blonde though i think

  4. mln says:

    She has my respect for standing behind TR Knight I just wish she wasn’t so annoying.

  5. Lady Nightshade says:

    I don’t get why everyone hates her so much. Other than bad styling, I didn’t see anything offensive here.

  6. Wench. says:

    I love Katherine Heigl. Partly because people are bitching at her but partly because she’s just awesome.

    Her interview in England on Friday Night With Wossy was fabulous. She’s funny, sarcastic, intelligent et al. I’m not one to fawn over movie stars but there’s something about her.

  7. snowball says:

    @Lady Nightshade, she has a bad habit of biting the hand that feeds her, for one small example. She repeatedly and publicly went after TPTB at Grey’s in the press, made the cast and crew wait on her whims when she was pissed and then went all diva when the show did well, claiming individual credit when it was an ensemble effort.

    For starters. 🙂

    She sort of carries that sort of baggage and attitude to every project. It’s funny her publicist finally got tired of all that spinning, spinning.

  8. serena says:

    What the hell is wrong with her hair?

  9. kiko says:

    scary hair!!i repeat:scary hair!!run for your lives!!!

  10. Canucklehead says:

    Loretta Lynn Hair?

    She’s approaching Tammy Faye Baker hair.

  11. Embee says:

    I like her. She’s three dimensional, for sure, which is such a contrast to most of the manufactured images actresses project. She’s warm and caring (Nayleigh, the dog rescue project) and a good friend (TR Knight) and a little bratty about work/her bosses (who isn’t?). She’s just real. Oh, and I think she’s gorgeous as a blonde.

  12. Persistent Cat says:

    Loretta Lynn hair. Hahahahahaha, so true.

    I find her so unlikable. She’s just so grating and insufferable. I hate her just a little leas forthwith Fergie comment but still, I’d love to smack her.

  13. Kimble says:

    I agree that she does look uncomfortable in interviews – the one with Wossy made me cringe – almost unwatchable!!!

  14. Kelaa Khaa says:

    It is never a good idea to talk shite about co-workers, no matter what industry one is working in. I enjoyed the first part of Knocked up and maybe KH should do another project with Seth Rogen.

  15. Kristin says:

    I don’t see what the problem is.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I think she’s foolish for bad mouthing so many. Now that she’s off a hit TV show and her box office is fading, people might not be so willing to overlook it.

    That hair is AWFUL.

  17. ctkat says:

    Please, please make this your stock photo for Katherine Heigl- that hair is just too wonderful!

  18. mommy says:

    I love her and her lack of filter!!! Not loving the hair, but hey, people probably don’t like my hair on a daily basis either!

  19. Q says:

    GOD the earlier photos of this hair actually made it look better, I guess, because these shots are just horrific. Never, never, never. You’re insulting country western stars to compare it to them – they wouldn’t be caught in public with this rats nest.

  20. Anna says:

    She did a good thing with that adoption, for sure. And yet every time I read something about her, she strikes me as a hideous human being. Weird.

  21. a says:

    she has the most unsmiling smile.

  22. Victoria says:

    Is it just me… or were her comments just as regular as any other actor?!?! What on earth is all the fuss about!!!!

  23. hatsumomo says:

    I dont think it was the movie that bombed on its own entirely, all the movies that’d been coming out sucked this year. For real, I read somewhere the other day the only good ones that came out lately were How to Train your Dragon and TS3. Basically none are going to the movies now.

  24. dj says:

    I’d LIKE to think her lack of filter is part of a learning curve of becoming a more sought after actress. But she has been an actress since she was pretty young (childhood). I liked her frankness early on but when she continued to knock the director of “knocked up” and others who had given her opportunities, I have to question her I.Q.

  25. irl says:

    is she from the mid-west? she might have what my west coast friends call “that mid-western directness” every time I am a little too blunt.

  26. Jeri says:

    She has never admitted to making an error (blaming writers for her performance, for example). Now it’s her surroundings. Maybe she should suck it up & quit blaming others & external forces for her actions.

    Other actors do not attack co-stars & crew as publicly as he does.

  27. Anj says:

    She looks scary.

  28. Sincerity says:

    Sure, Katherine Heigl has made her mistakes and haven’t we all?

    Now she’s learning the age old adage, “the same people you meet going up in the world, you’ll meet going down”. Other than developing a much more “politically savvy” persona, Katherine has the entire package. She talented, beautiful and BANKABLE with “BANKABLE” being the most important. The lackluster performance of “The Killers” is nothing more than a temporary setback. She can rebound with “the right” dramatic vehicle. She’s actually Oscar material and if she plays her cards right, she’ll enjoy a very long career in Hollywood as long as she stops “shooting herself in the foot and hurting other people’s feelings”. Everyone in Entertainment is not as psychologically secure as she is.

  29. Trey says:

    Is it just me… she looks like she’s about to cry in all the red-carpet photos. Her eyes are all red and slightly shiny… I doubt she smokes pot either, lol