Despite her recent oeuvre, you might want to take a date to Katherine Heigl’s latest comedy, One For the Money, opening this weekend. In the less-chick-flicky-than-your-average-Katherine-Heigl-flick flick, based on a popular book series, she’s a brown-haired, newly divorced Jersey girl who gets let go from Macy’s lingerie department, finds work in the bail bond business and learns to kick ass. (Hey, at the very least there’s a shower scene!) Check out our latest Made Babe’s thoughts on Cabbage Patch undies, loaded weapons and electronic cigarettes.
MADE MAN: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
KATHERINE HEIGL: I started modeling when I was nine. Did some things for Sears. I modeled Cabbage Patch underwear. Good times. Kids at school really liked that.
MM: Usually guys just endure chick flicks. What makes this one watchable?
KH: What’s sort of interesting about the books is that they all have a murder mystery tie-in with the bounty hunting aspect. So it’s not all just about romance or comedy. The storyline is kind of dark and a little edgy, which gives it a vibe that is not purely chick flick-ish. It isn’t just a girls‘ movie. We’re working hard to advertise that. It’s a good time for everyone, men included.
MM: All the billboards with you holding a pair of handcuffs, that ought to attract attention.
KH: I know, it could be any type of movie, couldn’t it? There’s always just this moment of adrenaline when you see your face and butt and name on a big poster.
MM: How did you like learning to shoot for the gun scenes?
KH: I’ve been wielding guns in films since I was 15, but they were fake. They took us to a shooting range to practice and at first it was really intimidating. But then I really enjoyed it because it was super satisfying, intense and cathartic. I started wanting to go to the gun range regularly. I really like to shoot things. I don’t know. It’s funny.
MM: You look really buff. Got any fitness tips?
KH: Just do it. I just turned 33 last year, so I’m like, ‘I gotta make more of an effort.’ I have to do more weight training and do more cardio. When I’m in Utah I love exercising because I can be outside. In Los Angeles, if I’m going to go for a job and then I get photographed, it’s super embarrassing to me. So it’s treadmills in a basement somewhere and I hate that.
MM: You’ve been inhaling that electronic cigarette. Trying to quit?
KH: Yeah, it works. Unfortunately, I smoke it too much. I need to stop. The point was to quit smoking. So I like that I have my healthier version of smoking, but it would be nice not to be a nicotine addict!