20Regrets - Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up)
The 40–Year–Old Virgin took the world by storm. Judd Apatow’s directing debut firmly cemented his place in Hollywood. He brought forth all of his friends and produced all of their movies and has carved out a nice little niche for himself, and it all started with this little diddy. His
follow–up film, Knocked Up was well deserved hit for Apatow and cast of characters.
It told the story of career woman, Alison Scott (played by Katherine Heigl) who gets knocked up by some loser, Ben (Rogen) she had just met at a party. The two do their best to make the most of a strange situation. The movie kept Rogen’s career on an upward swing, and should shot Heigl right to the top of the Hollywood food chain. Instead, she spoke up against her dislike of the film.
She had complained once to Vanity Fair that the movie painted the women as shrews while the guys were fun-loving goofballs. Both her and her character’s sister (played by the director’s wife) were shown and humorless and mean while the men were under their thumb. But considering these comments were made the same year that she removed her name from Emmy consideration, who knows what was on her mind back then. She has since apologized for her critique of the movie.