Katherine visited Universal Studios on Friday to chat with Mario Lopez from the TV show Extra about her latest movie, the animated feature The Nut Job, which is released in theaters on January 17.

Greeting her at the venue was a life-sized version of Surly squirrel, whose screen counterpart in the movie plans a heist to get into his town's biggest nut shop in order to help pals in the park gather food to survive the winter.

Katherine Heigl Visits Extra

Lending her voice to the sassy squirrel Andie in the nutty heist caper, Katherine is also joined by Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon and Jeff Dunham in the big screen animation.

As Katherine made her way on to the Extra set to talk about the production, she waved to the audience watching the recording of the outdoor show.

After concluding her interview, Katherine made her way off stage and over to greet fans waiting at the venue. She stopped to pose for photographs and sign autographs with a number of different groups before heading off.

Earlier in the day Katherine recorded a phone interview with Ryan Seacrest for his radio show. Listen out for her call this Monday on 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles or check out On Air after the broadcast.