Grey's Anatomy: Katherine Heigl Wants the World to Know Men Through 'The Ugly Truth'
Grey's Anatomy: Katherine Heigl Wants the World to Know Men Through 'The Ugly Truth'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
While the fate of Izzie is up in the air, Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl will be taking the world by storm as a romantically challenged morning show producer in the R-rated comedy, The Ugly Truth, which hits theaters on July 24. The movie, which is directed by Robert Luketic, revolves around Heigl's Abby Richter as she agrees to a series of outrageous tests by Gerard Butler's Mike Chadway, male chauvinist TV personality who is determined to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick. His clever ploys, however, lead to the totally expected result--she finds love at the same time that he falls in love with her.

"I know way too much about men and now, thanks to The Ugly Truth, the world will too," the Grey's Anatomy actress told Parade Magazine. "Look, it's no great surprise to me what's going through their brains and it's not about the L-word but the S-word. Guys are much more obvious than they think they are. I don't know why all women don't know this, but I think it's because we just don't want to believe that about guys. We want males to be better than they really are. How long have we evolved and we still have the same desires. It's not bad. It's predictable. I like predictability because I know what I'm getting into."

While Heigl claims that she already knows a lot about men, she's quick to assert that she actually associates herself with her movie character.

"My character was so regimented in what she thought she wanted out of life that she was sort of missing what she actually needed. She had a strict set of rules and regulations that sort of kept her from the opportunity to connect with the guy who was right in front of her face. I think I was very regimented in that way in my own life. But I did end up letting go of it when I met my husband [singer Josh Kelley]. There were a few things that I didn't want to compromise on, a sense of humor and a compassionate heart. And I didn't," the Grey's Anatomy actress said.

Aside from Heigl and Butler, The Ugly Truth also features Bree Turner, Eric Winter,
Cheryl Hines and Bonnie Somerville, among others.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Parade Magazine
(Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures)