Josh Duhamel defends Katherine Heigl’s reputation and recalls ‘bad moments’

Josh Duhamel is defending Katherine Heigl against “bad rap” in Hollywood, following allegations that she acted like a singer on sets.

“She’s amazing…she’s amazing,” said the actor, who worked with Heigl on 2010’s “Life As We Know It” and 2011’s “New Year’s Eve.” On the Barstool Sports “Chicks in the Office” podcast.

“She may have said some things she wished she had taken back, but my experience, on and off screen with her, has been amazing.”

Duhamel, 50, added that he feels Heigl, 44, may have been mischaracterized by some isolated incidents.

Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl at a red carpet event.
Josh Duhamel has defended former co-star Katherine Heigl, saying she has “got a bad name”.
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The “Shotgun Wedding” star concluded, “I think that’s what probably happened to Katie is that she, you know, had a few bad moments and that’s just what everyone wants — that’s her label now, and it’s not really fair.”

It was Hegel accused of being “difficult” for criticizing the projects she worked on.

Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl in a scene from
Duhamel and Heigl worked on two films together.
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After starring in Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up,” the Washington, D.C.-born actress insinuated that the rom-com was sexist.

“It portrays women as shrews, humorless and anxious, and men as likable, goofy, fun-loving men,” said Vanity Fair in 2008.

“I exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, some days. I play such a bitch. Why is she so cheerful? Why is this the way she portrays women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was a great experience, but it was hard.” I have to love the movie.”

Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen in a scene from
Knocked Up, starring Heigl and Seth Rogen, was released in June 2007.
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That same year, Heigl withdrew her name from the 2008 Emmy’s list of TV contenders for her role as Izzie Stevens on “Grey’s Anatomy,” He explains to the Los Angeles Times at the time “I felt I wasn’t given material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination”.

The move was considered a minor move for creator Shonda Rhimes.

In 2014, Heigl Later He regretted on some of its decisions.

“I made mistakes and spoke or acted unintentionally or carelessly, but I always try to right any wrong,” the “Ugly Truth” star said in a Q&A at the time.

Katherine Heigl and TR Knight in a scene from
Heigl exited “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2010 after being on the show for six seasons.
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She continued, “It doesn’t mean that I won’t stand up for myself by drawing boundaries and asking to be treated with kindness and respect, but I don’t do it with any rude or unkind intentions just with the same strength and honesty I think each of us deserves.”

Then in 2016, Heigl admitted to Howard Stern that she was really over it Having to go to therapy To bad reputation.

“I was really struggling with it, how not to really take everything personally, not to feel like there was something really wrong with me,” the former “Firefly Lane” star told the radio host.

Katherine Heigl lying on the couch.
Heigl has apologized for her “mistakes” in the past.
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Duhamel isn’t the only actor who has come to his co-star’s defense. Recently “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo Hegel praised to speak for itself.

“I remember Heigl saying something on a talk show about the crazy hours we were working — and she was 100% right,” the TV star, 53, said on her podcast, “Tell me with Ellen Pompeo,” In April 2022.

If she had said that today, she would have been a complete hero, but she is ahead of her time. [She] Make a statement about our crazy hours, and, of course, let’s criticize a woman and call her ungrateful.

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