Josh Duhamel defends Katherine Heigl for ‘bad rap’: ‘She’s amazing’
Josh Duhamel this week defended “Life As We Know It” co-star Katherine Heigl for her past reputation as difficult, saying she “gets a bad rap, but she’s awesome.”
The Shotgun Wedding star admitted on the Chicks in the Office podcast that Heigl has “probably said some things” in the past, “she wished she could have taken them back, but my experience on and off screen.” with her was great.”
Reflecting on his own past when he said he was “insecure” about himself and that no one is always the best, he explained: “I think that probably happened to Katie because she had a few bad moments and that’s what everybody wants – it’s their label right now and it’s not really fair I guess.”
Duhamel also named Life As We Know It as his favorite romantic comedy he starred in.
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“It wasn’t just comedy… It had real drama based on this tragedy that happens at the opening of the film,” he said of the film, about two godparents (Duhamel and Heigl) who fall in love while they’re dating Children raise their friends after they die.
The two also starred together in 2011’s New Year’s Eve.
In 2008, Heigl withdrew her name from Emmy consideration, saying that she had not been given any material on the drama Grey’s Anatomy that would “justify” an award. She later apologized to creator Shonda Rhimes and the writers.
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She also complained about 17 hours of “cruel, mean” days on the set of the hospital drama during an appearance on David Letterman. She left the show in 2010.
In 2014, Heigl defended himself to Meredith Viera, saying, “I’m not a rude person. I’m not a rude or mean person. I would never step out of the way or consciously try to hurt someone’s feelings or make them feel bad or unprofessional and doing my job. I like my job. But I will continue to stand up for myself.”
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She added that in the years since she left Grey’s Anatony, she’s learned to be more thoughtful about when and how she raises concerns.
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