Katherine Heigl is US Elle Magazine’s January 2012 cover girl wearing a blouse from Derek Lam, jeans from J Brand, a pendant necklace from Mawi, a crystal link belt from Salvatore Ferragamo, and a diamond band ring from De Beers as photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee.
Inside the outspokenly honest actor shares:
On her public perception:Â “I\’ve never really been America\’s sweetheart… I had \’em for a second thinking maybe I was. And then I opened my mouth, and it was very clear I wasn\’t. There\’s so much of my mother\’s caustic, sarcastic, irreverent take on things. But I also love and embrace it.”
On balancing her hectic life: “I take a stress relief formula from Whole Foods,” she says. “I call them my happy pills. Yeah, it helps me. In fact, I should\’ve taken one today. I\’ve done it to myself. I\’ve created a chaotic life, and then I get on edge because of it.”
On dealing with the demands of Hollywood:Â “I overdramatize. And I think everything is at stakeâ€”my life, my career, my family, everything is at stake if this movie doesn\’t do well.”
On seeking approval: “I\’m just that asshole who really wants everyone to like me, and it\’s a ridiculous goal and it\’s an impossible goal. But I think if I just keep pushing forward and showing myself through and through, they will see me again for what I really am and not what has been sort of spun about me.”
For more, check out Elle’s website and don’t forget we’re getting an Aussie version of Elle back on our shores sometime in 2012!
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