Katherine Heigl Makes Terrible Romantic Comedies, And Now She’s Sad About It

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Katherine Heigl, who graces the August 2014 cover of “Marie Claire,” said she regrets doing so many romantic comedies early in her career.

The star of “Knocked Up,” “The Ugly Truth” and “27 Dresses” has been on a Hollywood hiatus since 2009, so she could “reevaluate her career goals,” she explained.

Heigl said Hollywood, which had been “her best friend for such a long time,” turned on her unexpectedly.

“I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me,” Heigl said.

She told “Marie Claire” she had “an amazing time” shooting romantic comedies, and just “couldn’t say no” to them. But she admitted she may have “overloaded her audience.” Because yes, that’s what happens when one makes eight romantic comedies within six years.

Her real dreams?

“I should have done a superhero movie or a psychological thriller.”

Heigl was so spurned by her role as a pregnant sister-in-law, a professional bridesmaid and a serial bad dater that she almost didn’t return and was instead going to open a knitting store. But, Heigl said her return to Hollywood is also a move to the next phase of her adult life. She’s back in a new TV series, “State of Affairs,” and movie “The Nut Job.”