On her foot-tasting tour in support of last year’s 27 Dresses, Katherine Heigl famously told Vanity Fair that she found Knocked Up, the film that made her a movie star, “a little sexist,” since it “paints the women as shrews” and “men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys.” When asked about it on The Howard Stern Show this morning, director Judd Apatow kept his criticism polite, explaining that she was “probably was doing six hours of interviews and kissing everyone’s ass, and then just got tired and slipped a little bit.” Luckily, however, Apatow brought his furry avatar, Seth Rogen, along to say what he was really thinking.
“I didn’t slip and I was doing fucking interviews all day too,” said Rogen. “I didn’t say shit!” Then he sarcastically praised Heigl’s The Ugly Truth: “That [movie] looks like it really puts women on a pedestal in a beautiful way.” Apatow joined in a little: “I hear there’s a scene where she’s wearing underwear with a vibrator in it, so I’d have to see if that was uplifting for women.”
Apatow continued, “I feel sad that she hasn’t learned the lesson of her journey yet … [You’d think] at some point I’ll get a call saying ‘Sorry, I was tired … ’ and then the call never comes.”
Then Rogen, who’d apparently caught Heigl’s appearance on Letterman last week, chimed in: “I gotta say, it’s not like we’re the only people she said some batshit crazy things about. That’s kind of her bag now.”
We imagine Heigl will have something batshit crazy to say about this.