Katherine Heigl: 'Seth Rogen handled feud beautifully'
Katherine Heigl is putting an end to her long feud with Seth Rogen, insisting she wishes him nothing but the best.
The actress criticised their hit 2007 film Knocked Up in a 2008 Vanity Fair article, confessing she found the plotline "a little sexist".
Seth, who also served as one of Knocked Up's executive producers, blasted Heigl for her remarks, but he recently insisted his issues with Katherine were not that serious.
"I was never that mad honestly," he told U.S. late night show Watch What Happens Live on Sunday (07Aug16). "I assumed that she didn't want to work with us anymore honestly because she seemed to not like the results of the work we did together. She did not seem entirely pleased with it afterwards.
"I think that was the root of everything, but honestly it was so long ago... I have a hard time recalling what it was about or who was supposed to be mad at who. I have no bad feelings towards her at all honestly."
Now the 37-year-old has reciprocated the good feeling, saying, "I think that he's handled that so beautifully and I just feel nothing but love and respect. It's so long ago at this point, I just wish him so much goodness and I felt that from him too."
In April (16), Katherine revisited the controversy in a radio interview with U.S. shock jock Howard Stern, during which she recalled an awkward encounter with Seth and his production partner Evan Goldberg a couple of years after the Vanity Fair article was published.
"I ran into him at a restaurant and I didn't realise it was as serious as it was," Heigl said. "I walked up like, 'Hey guys!' It was him and Evan, (I was) like, 'How are y'all?' They were very like, 'Uhh...' and I was like, 'Oh, you are really mad'. I didn't realise it was that bad!"
She also revealed she never properly apologised for her remarks.
"I did it (apologised) publicly instead, and kind of tried to say, 'Look, this was not what I meant, 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,'" she said, "but I thought about writing a note. I feel embarrassed. I don't want it to feel insincere on any level."
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