Katherine Heigl: Why She Was The Queen Of The Rom-Com

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  • Katherine Heigl, Marie Claire’s August cover star, out now, is the queen of romantic-comedy. We take a look at her most memorable, funny and cringe-inducing movie moments…

    Knocked Up, 2007

    Knocked Up, a film by Judd Apatow (brains behind Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall) put Katherine Heigl on the map as a great comedy actress. From a drunken one night stand, to a birthing scene which contains too many expletives to publish on Marie Claire, and every single scene with funny woman Kristen Wiig – this is pure comedy gold.

    27 Dresses, 2008

    One of the best romantic comedies ever made. It’s hard not to fall in love with Heigl after watching her in 27 Dresses, delivering lines like: ‘I feel like I found out my favourite love song was written about a sandwich.’ Things we learnt from this movie:

    1. Bo Peep-style bridesmaid dresses should not be a thing.
    2. Karaoke will always sound better to you when drunk.
    3. Planning someone else’s wedding is, mostly, not fun.

    The Ugly Truth, 2009
    Heigl plays a hopeless romantic and Gerard Butler a chauvinist in The Ugly Truth. An onslaught of arguing and mis-matched ideas on love makes for hilarious watching. Oh, and Heigl gets to kiss Gerard Butler. We’re not at all jealous. Right?
    Life As We Know It, 2010
    Imagine your worst EVER date. Okay, now imagine raising a child with that person. In Life As We Know It, Heigl plays a charming woman learning how to bring up a kid and maintain a ‘normal’ life with hilarious consequences. Note: check all mirrors before meeting people after diaper duty.
    New Year’s Eve, 2011
    The one where Heigl slaps ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ rock star Jon Bon Jovi, in which he plays the role of… a rock star.

    Read our exclusive interview with Katherine Heigl in the August issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands now.

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