Katherine Heigl is still a huge pain in the ass, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but that hasn’t stopped her from getting her very own TV show playing the CIA’s chief liaison to the president/ball-buster.
It sounds like her new co-workers should make a run for it, though — someone who worked with with Heigl on Life As We Know It has some words of warning.
“She can cost you time every single day of shooting,” the source told The Hollywood Reporter. “Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard. She hit that point of ‘no.’ “
After all the problems Judd Apatow reportedly had with her — namely that she’s super ungrateful and kind of a bitch — on top of all the shitty movies she’s been in over the past three years, it’s a wonder anyone still wants to work with her. There are a dozen other actresses who won’t throw a tantrum over what color blouse she has to wear.
Apparently it runs in the family. The same source has a mouthful to say about Mother Heigl:
“I have never experienced anything like Nancy Heigl. It’s about the mouth. ‘Fuck you. You are a fucking liar.’ … Whatever you’d say, you were an idiot. The call would be, ‘This is the worst craft service we’ve ever had! There’s nothing to eat! This is the worst wardrobe!’ You knew that every day, you were going to get slammed. The frustrating part is Katherine is incredibly talented and smart.”
Um, is she? How smart can she possibly be if she agreed to do One for the Money? If the bit about her mother is true, I guess it’s no wonder Little Heigl is such a shrew. She’s already on her third publicist in as many years — clearly making Heigl look good in any sense is as much of a challenge as she is.
The TV show is her biggest gig since she became the unconscious face of ZzzQuil (unless you count the piece of shit that was The Big Wedding). I can’t help but imagine the ZzzQuil crew breathing a sigh of relief every time Heigl laid down and pretended to be asleep, and you know the director delayed yelling “CUT!” as often as possible just to keep her from flapping her jaw for a few minutes longer.