Seth Rogen calls a truce with Katherine Heigl over 'Knocked Up' feud, but he'd still like an apology

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Seth Rogen addresses Katherine Heigl's controversial Knocked Up comments

The white flags haven't exactly been raised, but it appears a cease-fire has been called in the nearly decadelong feud between Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl over 2007's Knocked Up. You know, the one that more than likely derailed her career. Knocked Up was Heigl's first major starring role in a film, but she went on to bash the Judd Apatow comedy in Vanity Fair, calling it "a little sexist." Needless to say, her comments rubbed most involved the wrong way, namely her co-star Seth Rogen, who used every opportunity he had at the time to mock Heigl's other work. In an appearance on "Howard Stern" earlier this year, Heigl attempted to walk back her criticism, clarifying that she liked the movie but didn't like how "judgmental, uptight, and controlling" she made her character and regrets "shitting on" Apatow and Rogen. She also noted an encounter with Rogen at a restaurant several years ago that suggested their beef was nowhere near tender. On Monday, Rogen also went on "Stern" to finally declare a truce.

"As someone who's an egomaniac," Rogen says he felt deeply betrayed by Heigl's comments because he enjoyed playing the "shitty version of Tom Hanks" to her Meg Ryan during the filming process. Hence his confusion when he later saw her at that restaurant — he believes she acted as though everything was peachy. "I thought she hated us," he says. But after seeing how the backlash to her claims of sexism potentially damaged her career in the long run, Rogen now says he's more sympathetic:

"I respect the fact that maybe she realizes it has hurt her career. And I don't want that to have happened to her at all. Because I've said a thousand stupid things, and I really like her ... The only people in this situation who should in any way take anything from it is me and Judd, because we're the ones she's talking about. And for other people to not work with her because she didn't like her experience with us I think is crazy."

But before Heigl thinks this means she has next dibs on Rogen's bong, he would first prefer a personal apology over the ones she's been giving on various press tours. "When I apologize to people, generally I don't take a public forum to do it," Rogen says, in what probably still won't be the last shot he (or anyone) ever takes at Heigl.

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Actor Seth Rogen attends the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Seth Rogen attends Sony Pictures' 'The Interview' opening on Christmas Day at Cinefamily in Los Angeles, CA. Sony hackers have released stolen information and threatened attacks on theaters which screened the film. (Photo by Justin Baker/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Writer/director Seth Rogen introduces the screening of Sony Pictures' 'The Interview' at Cinefamily on December 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Writers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen attend Sony Pictures' 'The Interview' opening on Christmas Day at Cinefamily on December 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Sony hackers have released stolen information and threatened attacks on theaters which screened the film. (Photo by Justin Baker/WireImage)
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EXCLUSIVE - Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen, Randall Park and James Franco seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE - Randall Park and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Lauren Miller and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Actor Seth Rogen attends the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor Seth Rogen, center, director Evan Goldberg, left, and producer James Weaver attend the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor James Franco, left, and actor Seth Rogen attend the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Director/Producer/Writer Evan Goldberg and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Stephanie Buffaloe, left, and Seth Rogen arrive at the Hilarity For Charity 3rd Annual Los Angeles Variety Show on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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