Katherine Heigl: I Almost Smothered My Husband With a Pillow

May 20, 2010 By:
Katherine Heigl: I Almost Smothered My Husband With a Pillow

Katherine Heigl isn't afraid to speak her mind. And leaving a hit show to focus on her burgeoning film career, she's now settling into her role as a married mom.

Heigl graces next month’s cover of HarpersBazaar, looking radiant and refined, and in a candid interview, she opens up about learning to think before she speaks, her career, marriage and motherhood.

Here's what she had to say:

On speaking her mind: “I spent so many years just saying what I felt without thinking about the ramifications, without understanding that I have this opinion but not everyone might share that opinion and now they don’t like me because of it. That was really awkward.”

On being a normal girl: “I hate it when people say this, but I’m a people pleaser,” she explains. “I was really raised with the idea that it’s important to be honest and to share your experiences, both disappointing and exhilarating. But sometimes I think the American public just wants to see my life a good fortune. They don’t want to know about the day-to-day. It ruins the fantasy. It’s lame to say that I’m a normal girl, but I think I am.”

On keeping up with the fashions of fellow celebrities’ daughters: “Dude, I try, but I’m not nailing the baby fashion.
It’s intimidating. I get beautiful outfits from Gap and baby Juicy, but I’m not layering it or putting her in Prada flats. It’s really stressing me out.”

On her marriage to singer Josh Kelley: “There were a good few weeks when I almost smothered him with his pillow,”
she says. But that’s marriage, she adds: “two people with totally different lives and totally different experiences just trying to fit.”