Heigl at the premiere of 27 Dresses in 2008
|Born||Katherine Marie Heigl
November 24, 1978
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, film producer, model|
|Spouse(s)||Josh Kelley (m. 2007)|
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 that opinion and now they don't like me because of it.
I have my moments, but generally speaking I shy away from being too lovey dovey.
I'm too lazy and I like food and I like my free time too much to spend it working out!
If I spread myself too thin, I'm not a good actor, I'm not a good mother, and I'm just really high-strung – and everybody hates me.
If I have to be focused and watch what I say, then I have to be comfortable.
I'm the most uncoordinated clumsy, klutzy person. I always had a bruise, I always tripped and fell.
I definitely want to go out and explore different personalities and different people.
Even if you plan a marriage and a family, you are never quite prepared for the reality versus how you imagined it. In a lot of ways it's better, and in a lot of ways it's worse. That's life, right?
People make mistakes – they say things they shouldn't have or didn't necessarily mean. But I strongly believe in consequences. If there are none, someone might feel like they've gotten away with something, or that what they said couldn't have been that bad.
I was the youngest child and really spoiled. I loved to play make-believe. I loved pretending to be all kinds of different people and it just seemed natural that I would go into acting.
I still love the theology of the Mormon religion and think it is a wonderful way to grow up.
I haven't been to rehab, I don't do anything eccentric – I'm really boring.
I'm terrible with my workout regime and following it strictly. I'm terrible with a healthy diet and following it strictly. I'm terrible on the weekends about getting up at reasonable hours and all of those things. But, when it comes to my work and the discipline it takes to get to work on time – I hate unprofessionalism.
A lot of children don't find forever homes because they're on that special-needs list, even if it's because of something as simple as her mother smoked cigarettes for a month, not knowing she was pregnant.
When something disappointing happened, my mother would remind me not to let that become my focus. There's still so much to be grateful for.
Adoption has been a part of my life and a part of my family, so it was how I wanted to start. It felt natural and right to me.
I can't cultivate a relationship with my child if it's between takes. I tried that on a movie and realized, 'This is not going to work.' It will work some of the year, but not 12 months a year.
So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude. And I've tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I'm just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip.
Marriage is actually really terrifying. It doesn't work for many people.
I decided I was sick of trying to figure out what everybody else wanted, and I should just decide what I want, and be honest, and not spend all my time guessing.
Some people think, if you're in the public eye, that you have to have an answer for everything and it has to be boring.
I'd be a terrible secret agent. I can't keep a secret and I'm not sneaky.
I'm not out burning bras, but I'm very opinionated about women owning their power.
I'm a sappy mom now. I didn't think I would be. I thought I'd be a cool mom who keeps everything in perspective.
There are some things that, if you say them out loud, will hurt the other person's feelings. I tend to say them anyway. It's better to be honest.
My mother is a realist, and she's had biological and adoptive children, and she said it's no different: No matter what, they're putting a stranger into your arms. You don't know them yet.
I've never really been America's sweetheart, but for a minute I think that's what they wanted me to be.
I am a better mother for having something in my life and not just my children.
We are all human beings, part of the human race, and we need to be compassionate and giving and kind with one another.
I always assume I look better than I actually do. I'll feel pretty good about myself when I leave the house, then I'll see a picture and think, 'Crap, I had no idea that's what I was looking like.'
Of course, of course I'm grateful. How can I not be grateful? I have been afforded such a wonderful life.
I want to stay in the moment and enjoy the great things that are happening.
I think that everybody has a right to their own thoughts, their own feelings and their own private moments, if they want them.
I never would rule out a great character or a great story. I don't care what the forum is. If I get to tell a story that I'm excited about, I'm in.
Isn't it so weird the day you wake up and you're just going with the flow? And you just suddenly are a mom.
I used to weigh myself every day at a certain time of day. Then I would write down the number and measure my body fat. It wasn't a healthy way to live.
I think a lot of women innately know how to play their hand. I'm not a big one for the rules.
I'm really proud of myself because I've pared my beauty regimen down to a cream blush and berry-tinted lip balm, which has saved me so much time.
Obviously my career's important to me and I'm really, really passionate about trying to keep it.
A girl told me my lips looked like somebody had pressed strawberry yogurt against my face.
As women, we have more of a tendency to be people-pleasers, and I know a lot of women who are not vocal about what makes them happy.
If I start going back to church, I'd have to stop the smoking and drinking, and I wouldn't be able to curse any more.
Kids are a huge sacrifice; they change everything – but I'm ready to work for things of greater importance than going out to meet someone for dinner at 10 o'clock at night.
My career is really important to me, but there have to be other great, important things in your life besides work.
When I see some of the people who are glorified in magazines these days – who are so thin it's bordering on sickness – I just feel exhausted.
Smoking sucks! The one thing I would say to my kid is, 'It's not just that it's bad for you. Do you want to spend the rest of your life fighting a stupid addiction to a stupid thing that doesn't even really give you a good buzz?'
My sister is Korean and my parents adopted her about three years before I was born and that is how I grew up.
I can hide, and my husband's just terrible at finding me. I do like to jump out from behind doors and scare him.
I'm done with the whole idea of having my own children. It doesn't seem like any fun.
I keep kind of making certain mistakes in public appearances over and over again.
When I do get pregnant, I highly doubt I'll be one of those women who don't look pregnant from behind – I'll be that chick who looks pregnant from her ankles up!
I totally wouldn't mind being able to wave my hand head to toe and have, like, a whole new outfit.