Seth Rogen: 'I'm not mad at Katherine Heigl anymore'
Seth Rogen no longer has any hard feelings towards Katherine Heigl over criticisms she made about their hit comedy Knocked Up.
The actress and Rogen played unlikely lovers in the 2007 movie, which became a box office smash, earning a global total of $219 million (£167.9 million), but a year later (08) Heigl confessed she found the plotline "a little sexist".
Seth, who served as one of Knocked Up's executive producers, blasted Heigl for her remarks, but he now insists 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."
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!"
"It was an immature, dumb-a** moment," she continued.
However, Katherine revealed she also never did try to make amends with Seth directly.
She continued, "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,' but I thought about writing a note."
"I feel embarrassed. I don't want it to feel insincere on any level," she added.
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