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Katherine Heigl Has Artistic Integrity, A Line Of Designer Scrubs

Now that she's famous, and not just that girl from everyone's favorite, father/daughter-turned-pretend-boyfriend/girlfriend comedy, My-Father-The-Hero, Katherine Heigl wants everyone to know that she hates the way that Judd Apatow portrays women in movies like Knocked Up–a sentiment that would probably hold a lot more weight if, you know, she wasn't the female star of Knocked Up.

From Vanity Fair:

"[Knocked Up was] a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I'm playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you're portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.

That's a shame, Katherine. We can only assume that the other 2% of the time, Judd Apatow was holding a gun to your head while shouting, "Act more like a humorless killjoy, cause that's how all women are and I'm going to prove it with this comedy that you're starring in!" and laughing manaically.

Of course, not every movie is brave enough to look beyond female stereotypes and portray women as real, nuanced human beings, who, like, are always the bridesmaid and never the bride, you know? Your new movie should be called 27 Things I Noticed While Reading Betty Freidan, instead of 27 Dresses.

But, as it turns out, Knocked Up isn't the only wildly successful thing that Heigl has been an integral part of that she also hates. She has a lot of problems with Grey's Anatomy. Apparently Heigl doesn't like the fact that her show is a ridiculous melodrama with plotlines often dictated by sweeps, instead of by more artistic considerations:

When Heigl's Grey's Anatomy character, Izzie Stevens, began an affair with her married best friend on the show this season, Heigl became concerned about her character's seemingly uncharacteristic actions…"It was a ratings ploy. It was absolutely something that shocked people; it wasn't predictable, and people didn't see it coming. It's our fourth season; there's not a lot of spontaneity left. And business is business; I understand that, but I want there to be some cooperation between the business end and the creative end, so there's some way of keeping it real."


And what's the best way to balance the business end and the creative end? How does Katherine Heigl keep it real? With her own line of designer medical scrubs, obviously.

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I can't wait for Katherine Heigl's Judd Apatow Is A Sexist line of bridesmaid dresses at David's Bridal!

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