“Sausage Party” star Seth Rogen went on Howard Stern this week to discuss his new film… and some of his old ones, including unearthing the feud between him and “Knocked Up” co-star Katherine Heigl.
“I thought she hated us,” Rogen says of that “awkward” encounter between the two that Heigl described on the show months earlier. “Like we made a movie, I was very proud of it. It was critically well received and financially it’s probably still my most successful movie. And then we just heard she didn’t like it and she didn’t have a good experience making it — as someone who as an egomaniac, I thought, ‘Oh, she must f—g hate me.’”
Following the release of Judd Apatow’s 2007 comedy, Heigl told Vanity Fair that she felt the movie was ”a little sexist,” explaining “it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys… [while] I’m playing such a bitch.” She went on to say she “loved “98-percent” of the experience, but found it hard to enjoy the movie.
Rogen clearly took her words to heart, noting the comments left his “trust feel[ing] very betrayed,” and emphasizing his “open process” filmmaking, during which Heigl could have voiced an opinion on at any time.
Regardless, he’d still kick it with her again. “I would make a dozen movies with her,” he said. “I would be whatever the s—ty version of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is. We had a great dynamic.”