Katherine Heigl: The GQ Interview

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The beautiful Katherine Heigl recently sat down for a Q&A and photo shoot with GQ Magazine. Here's her take on Grey's Anatomy, Steven Seagal, Dick Cheney and more - along with some neat photos.


Katherine Heigl: The GQ Interview
GQ: How are things on the Grey's Anatomy set today? Everyone behaving themselves? Any fistfights or wrestling matches?
Katherine Heigl: [laughs] So far so good for 2007.

GQ: When you guys talk about medical things on the air, do you know what you're talking about?
Katherine Heigl: I have no idea what I'm talking about. There are other actors on the set who are more fascinated with medicine, but I'm not one of those people. I admire doctors, but I'm an actor.

GQ: Patrick Dempsey's hair â€" as amazing in real life as it looks on TV?
Katherine Heigl: Yes. Sometimes he comes to work with one of those, like, beanie caps on, and when he takes it off, it's not as McDreamy as the rest of the world sees it, but he's got a great head of hair.

GQ: Have you ever run your hand through it?
Katherine Heigl: Once. On the pilot, actually. My mother was visiting the set, and we were just chatting with him. And I just looked up at him, and I was like, you know, "Can I just touch it?"

GQ: So it's real?
Katherine Heigl: It's real.

GQ: Your fiancé, Josh Kelley, is a musician. Is it true you met on the set of one of his videos?
Katherine Heigl: I was the chick in his music video.

GQ: That's how the guy from Whitesnake met his wife! So what's Josh's groupie situation like?
Katherine Heigl: You know, I don't ask. The only policy I have is that there can be no girls on the bus. I mean, it's fine if they're other band members' wives or serious girlfriends. But if they're not dating anybody and they're just bringing random chicks on the bus, I'm not cool with it.

GQ: Have any of his fellow bandmates complained about the "no girls on the bus" policy to you?
Katherine Heigl: Not yet, but I'm sure they do behind my back. [laughs]

GQ: You know, despite your growing fame, you don't seem to be one of these people who's under siege by the paparazzi. We don't see photos of you exiting automobiles in front of nightclubs in compromising positionsâ€"
Katherine Heigl: Well, my mother always told me to wear clean underwear, so you won't see that happening with me anytime soon.

GQ: I have to ask you about Under Siege 2, which you starred in when you were 16 years old. Do you have any good Steven Seagal stories?
Katherine Heigl: He was a very interesting man. He was going through a divorce, and he was… I was so young and naive, I had no concept of people like that. And he was so Hollywood, like auditioning women for the part of the girl who lies on the beach topless â€" a line around the trailer of women who would just go in there and show him their tits.

GQ: That's the best Steven Seagal story I think I've ever heard. Meanwhile, you're also in Knocked Up, the new movie from [The 40 Year-Old Virgin director] Judd Apatowâ€"it's about a man who has a one-night stand and impregnates the girl. You're the girl. Did you have to wear one of those baby-belly harnesses?
Katherine Heigl: Oh God, forever. Some days it would only be the three-month belly, and some days it was the nine-month belly. I smoke, so I'd be, like, standing outside smoking with my nine-month belly. And people would just give me these looks.

GQ: You were like, [inhales] "What's it to you?"
Katherine Heigl: Like, "None of your business. Whatever."

GQ: Okay, speed round. If you had to attend a professional sporting event, what would it be?
Katherine Heigl: NASCAR.

GQ: Would you kiss Dick Cheney on the lips for a million dollars to your favorite charity?
Katherine Heigl: Yeah.

GQ: Would you do it for $10,000 to your favorite charity?
Katherine Heigl: I mean, how long is the kiss?

GQ: Long enough that he remembers it.
Katherine Heigl: But no tongue, right?

GQ: No.
Katherine Heigl: Okay, yeah, $10,000 is fine.

GQ: What about $500?
Katherine Heigl: [pause] No.

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she is smokin period....


she's amazing! its really nobody else's business whether she smokes or not. Ily KH!!!


Katherine is a wonderful actress. I don't agree that she smokes, but that is not our place to judge her like that. And people, stop using the quote "It's a free country, so it is ok". That doesn't mean you can go and be rebelious about things.


Kathryn Heigl is my all time favorite actress, and not just for her career but what she has gone through in her life. Like her brother, and her parents divorse when she was young. I know what those kind of things are like. I loved her in all her movies, especially Knocked Up and her new one 27 Dresses. She is an amazing person and I wish I could follow her career path and become an actress but I have no idea who to talk to about becoming one. Anyways, she's a wonderful, inspiring person, I love her. I hope her career excells and her life is all that she would hope it would be. I would love to meet her someday, and would do anything for her. I would like to wish her all the best with her marriage to Josh K. and can't wait to see her next movie.


What I find really disgusting and off-putting about Heigl's smoking is that she didn't start until she was 22 or 23 years old adult. She should have known better. Well, eventually it'll destroy her good looks. She'll get lines on her face prematurely because cigarettes suck the collagen right out of your skin.


Smoking and sexuality are frequently used elements in dramas, because they are effective. Actors know this and are drawn to these things. Unfortunately, actors become victims and promoters of dangerous and unhealthy practices. Those performing and watching are both guilty. (If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.) Everyone has a responsibility, but actors should be especially vigalent since acting is their occupation. Your lifes work should have a positive effect on the world.


I think she's one of the most beautiful actresses ever, even though she's already aging a bit and has a small double chin. (The smoking?) I like her on Grey's and she did well in KNOCKED UP. I found this site in a search because I was curious if she really smoked because in the FINDING BEN STONE mocumentary on the extra DVD with KNOCKED UP, there's a shot of her in her trailer smoking, and she gives the finger to one of the failed co-stars. For her, smoking is incongruous, because she is the embodiment of healthy looking, compared to the typical stick figure actress like Aptow's wife, who looks like a smoker.




shes soo pretty! but oh my god! i can't believe she smokes she was so perfect to me, ahaha thats noo good! why! she has tO smokee! thats so stupid! ahaha i hate that.. buy ok what can i do.. she still the best on grey's anatomy! goo katherine!


So what if she smokes! thats her problem... she looks totaly gorgeous in that photos! shes my favorite character on grey's anatomy without her the show wouldn't be the same! shes the beest!!!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.