New Year’s Eve, the ensemble comedy in which Katherine plays caterer Laura Carrington, is set to debut in theaters around the world in just over two weeks time. The film celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

Katherine Heigl & Jon Bon Jovi In New Year's Eve Katherine Heigl & Jon Bon Jovi Star In New Year’s Eve

Although Laura, the girl Jon Bon Jovi’s character, Jensen, let slip away, is still hurt and angry about the way they parted a year ago, she has gone on with her life and earned her own measure of success, parlaying her culinary talents into a growing catering business. Tonight she’s handling her highest-profile job ever: an exclusive New Year’s Eve bash for the rich and famous, at which Jensen is scheduled to perform.

"It all comes to a head at the party," Katherine explains. "Their meeting is immediately contentious. Without warning, Laura just slaps him, out of nowhere, and storms off, and then you realize they have a history. They were serious about each other once but he moved on without any explanation. He broke her heart and she’s been harboring a lot of resentment ever since, just dreaming of the day when she could let him have it."