Katherine Heigl graces the cover of Elle magazine’s January 2012 issue. Inside, she discusses wanting to change people’s view of her, speaking her mind, and moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
On speaking her mind: “I’ve never really been America’s sweetheart, but for a minute I think that’s what they wanted me to be. And I had ‘em for a second thinking maybe I was. And then I opened my mouth and it was clear I wasn’t.”
On moving to LA: “The first five or six years in L.A. were hard. I didn’t know anybody. You don;t meet people going on auditions, because everyone is competing. So it’s not like you’re gonna be like, ‘Hey, what are you doing later? You wanna grab lunch?'”
On changing people’s view of her: “I think it’s a female thing. I’m just that a-hole who really wants everyone to like me and it’s a ridiculous goal and it’s an impossible goal. But I think if I keep pushing forward and showing myself through and through, they will see me again for what I really am and what has been sort of spun about me.”
Also inside the January 2012 issue: runway ideas, a guide to reinventing your hairstyle, and a chat with Victoria Beckham. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on December 20 or head to Elle.com.