I dislike her because she seems like an irritable bitch.
I like her because guys like me saying someone seems like an irritable bitch usually means someone is actually just a woman who says what she thinks.
I dislike her because she has terrible taste in projects.
I like her because she doesn’t give a FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.
Grantland has a sort-of funny article up trying to figure out if people still hate Katherine Heigl (spoiler alert: I sure do.) and I thought this opinion was probably the smartest. It’s entirely likely that the Hollywood machine (or any bloated machine) will make its best effort to make sure that none of their playthings speak out too much or get out of line, so when Heigl has legitimate criticism of Knocked Up we can cast her off as “an irritable bitch” and feel comfortable about it, even when she is just speaking her mind.
But then she seems to go out of her way to shit on other, less famous working people and continues to make movies that are even worse than Knocked Up w/r/t sexual stereotypes in popular culture. So just because someone has a dissenting opinion doesn’t make them an asshole, and it’s probably especially a good idea to check that reaction when that someone is not a straight white male, but Katherine Heigl has dissenting opinions while also being an asshole. And I think that is the problem.
Also, since Knocked Up, Heigl has made:
- 27 Dresses
- The Ugly Truth
- Life as We Know It
- New Year’s Eve
- One for the Money (Which is the first Stephanie Plum book by Janet Evanovich?! Which I have never read but my mom can whip through them at a speed which seems like 2 or 3 a day. And which somehow makes me more sad that the movie version is starring someone as unmagnetic as Katherine Heigl (some of the above criticism included although if you really think about it she is in fact not a magnetic personality to watch on the screen)