Seth Rogen forgives Katherine Heigl for trashing Knocked Up

Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen star as Alison and Ben in the comedy Knocked Up.
Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen star as Alison and Ben in the comedy Knocked Up.

Seth Rogen has finally put an end to his feud with Katherine Heigl which started after the actress trashed their 2007 film, Knocked Up.

In a Vanity Fair interview in 2008, Heigl said the Judd Apatow directed comedy was "a little sexist".

"It paints the women as shrews, as humourless and uptight," Heigl said.

"It paints the men as loveable, 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 per cent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie."

Knocked up paints the women as shrews and paints the men as loveable, goofy, fun-loving guys.
Knocked up paints the women as shrews and paints the men as loveable, goofy, fun-loving guys.

A year later in 2009, Apatow and Rogen were chatting to radio host Howard Stern about Heigl's comments with the director saying the actress "probably was doing six hours of interviews and kissing everyone's ass, and then just got tired and slipped a little bit".

But Apatow said he did expect Heigl to apologise to him for her comments.

"[You'd think] at some point I'll get a call saying 'Sorry, I was tired ...' and then the call never comes," he said.

Earlier this year Heigl explained to Stern why she never actually called Apatow or Rogen to apologise.

"I probably should have," the former Grey's Anatomy star said.

"But what I did was, I did it publicly instead and tried to say, 'Look this was not what I meant and this was an incredible experience for me and they were incredibly good to me on this movie so I did not mean to s**t on them at all'.

Katherine Heigl told the radio host that she'd only seen Seth Rogen once since they filmed Knocked Up together.
Katherine Heigl told the radio host that she'd only seen Seth Rogen once since they filmed Knocked Up together.

"I've thought about writing a note. I don't want it to feel insincere on any level."

Heigl told the radio host that she'd only seen Rogen once since they filmed the movie together which was at a party not long after her Vanity Fair interview was published.

According to Heigl the meeting didn't go very well.

"I didn't quite realise it was as serious as it was," she said to Stern.

"I was like, 'Oh, you're really mad.' I didn't realise it was that bad."

But Rogen doesn't recall it being that awkward at all.

Speaking to Stern earlier today to promote his new movie, Sausage Party, Rogen said, "In my head I thought it wasn't an unpleasant interaction, honestly".

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"Honestly I would imagine that my reaction [to seeing her] was more of surprised, like, 'Oh, she doesn't seem to hate me!' and I was probably confused by what the f**k was happening."

Rogen also addressed his rocky past with Heigl during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live! overnight and said, "I have no bad feelings towards her at all".

A scene from Sausage Party, starring Seth Rogen voicing Frank.
A scene from Sausage Party, starring Seth Rogen voicing Frank.

"I was never that mad honestly," he said.

"Honestly it was so long ago and I've damaged my brain so badly in the few last years I have a hard time recalling what it's about or who was supposed to be mad at who."

So there you have it, feud over.

- news.com.au

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