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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.

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Katherine Heigl: The GQ InterviewGQ: 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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Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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aw, Katherine Heigl is soo pretty. She seems to be very nice. But honestly, I don't understand why she smokes. She's just going to end up with yellowed-nicotine-stained fingers, gross skin, and yellowed teeth; not only that, but it takes years off of her life....but, whatever, she can kill herself if she wants to. If she's afraid she'll gain weight, why not just exercise?! I don't understand, whatever, her life, she can kill it if she wants to.

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can anyone tell me how to meet her? i would kill to meet her!! i'd pay, like, how ever much to meet her!! I LOVE HER!!!!

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i admire katharine heigl with a passion and i would kill to meet her! i dont miss an episode of grey's anatomy for the world, i know like almost everything about her, and i have pictures, the whole deal!! i just wish she didnt smoke, she is dead gorgeous and i wouldnt want something like that to ruin her, god! shes my idol!! lol

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she is as real as it gets.very pretty breathtaking looks but a personalitey that out shines her looks.my mom told me about clean underware and i tell my kids the same thing..ha

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she's like a real-life barbie.:P

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For all of you that are "turned off" by Katherine smoking~~~Who are you to judge her?!?!?!?! I suppose you are ALL perfect! Well, good for you all. Katherine is a beautiful person, both inside and out, from what I have read and seen of her. The pictures are great! She's absolutely beautiful!! Keep up the good work Katherine!!

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i love katherine!!
she is my favorite actress ever!! i love her to death!!!
if i could ever meet her.. i would die!!
~*~ jordie~*~

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She is beautiful. The smoking is pretty gross though. I can't believe she sort of sounds proud of it. Ick!

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The one of her pulling up her dress makes me laugh. It is such a caught-off-guard kind of picture! Totally something you would see a person do in that dress!

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Great article. Very funny. On the smoking she's not the only Grey's Anatomy star that smokes. Justin Chambers, T.R. Knight, Kate Walsh, Sara Ramierz, and even creator Shonda Rhimes does as well. Those are the other confirmed smokers on the show as well.

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