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Katherine Heigl’s unfortunate honesty

Heigl has earned a reputation as a diva because of her disparaging comments about her own films and television projects.

Katherine Heigl is learning to watch her mouth, said Marshall Heyman in Harper’s Bazaar. The 31-year-old actress has earned a reputation as a diva because of her disparaging comments about her own films and television projects, and she regrets it. “I spent so many years just saying what I felt without thinking about the ramifications, without understanding that I have this opinion but not everyone might share it,” Heigl says. She says she was “raised with the idea that it’s important to share your experiences, both disappointing and exhilarating,” but such candor isn’t welcome in rah-rah Hollywood, a place she describes as “like high school on steroids.”

Heigl was branded an ingrate after she called her first film success, Knocked Up, “a little sexist,” and she angered colleagues when she declined an Emmy nomination in 2008 for Grey’s Anatomy, saying “the material’’ writers gave her deserved no honors. “I think the American public just wants to see my life as good fortune. They don’t want to know about the day-to-day. It ruins the fantasy.” She now plans to “re-evaluate and grow up. It will be, ‘Okay, Katie, enough with the drama.’”

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