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I’ve never been fixed up for dates’

Katherine Heigl on bad dates, playing matchmaker and why being a mom in real life helped her deal with babies on-screen.

entertainment Updated: Jan 08, 2011 01:37 IST
Priyanka Jain

Katherine Heigl, best known for her roles in The Ugly Truth, The Killers and 27 Dresses, says her friends have never fixed her up for dates. She admits to having had “plenty of awkward moments” on her dates though.

Narrating one incident, Heigl says, “I have had a couple of bad dates, but the worst was when I was eighteen, twenty pounds heavier, trying real hard to work it off at the gym.... And my trainer asked me out. It was kind of uncomfortable to be working out there, so I changed my gym.”

Life As We Know It, a romantic comedy which releases this Friday, starts off with Heigl and Josh Duhamel having a disastrous first date. After that, they begin to hate each other, but share love for their god-daughter, Sophie, who becomes the reason for their coming together again. Heigl adds, “We juggle our lives, to find common ground while living under one roof.”

Directed by Greg Berlanti, the film was shot in Atlanta, where Heigl also shot for The Killers earlier. She says, “I love Atlanta as I have my extended family there. I had a great time because there are lots of fabulous restaurants, where I gorged on food.”

When Heigl started shooting, she was also a new mother in real life. This helped her draw parallels on the set. “I was living on-camera what I was living in my life. I had just become familiar holding and comforting a child. The movie is a living journal, it reminds me of those first few months with my nine-month-old baby, who was so new to me, and I was so new to her,” she says.