TV & Satellite Weekly (UK) - September 17, 2003 List

Speak Easy - Katherine Heigl

What's the best advice that you've been given?

My dad said that if you believe the good reviews, you have to believe the bad ones too, so I just don't read any of them.

And the worst?

An ex-boyfriend never really agreed on my choice of projects. But each one provided invaluable experience.

What was your childhood ambition?

To be an actress. At 16, I saw myself driving round the Hollywood Hills in a red convertible.

And now?

To produce - to have a hand in some of the stories that I've always wanted to tell.

What's the worst job you've done?

I've never had a real job so it would have to be a movie called Bug Buster. I had to be covered in hundreds of cockroaches. Now if I see a cockroach, it freaks me out.

What item couldn't you live without?

A toss-up between my glasses or my TV.

What's the most overused word in your vocabulary?

Genius. I say it at the most inappropriate moments.

What's your most irritating habit?

I pick my face. That's irritating to everybody that knows me.

What's the biggest misconception about you?

That I'm the kind of girl who can only play cheerleaders or ex-models. It gets frustrating, because I have a brain and I like to believe I have talent.

Who's you hero?

My mother. She's been through some difficult ordeals yet still manages to enjoy life. I have a backache and I'm cursing God. She lost a child and had breast cancer, and is still saying, 'Gee, I love my life'.

What would you like engraved on your gravestone?

She made us laugh.