Katherine Heigl channels her inner Jersey girl in the new action comedy One for the Money, in theaters Jan. 27, and in addition to her family plans, she tells our own Nancy O'Dell that having to do a Jersey accent for the film may have been karmic retribution.
"That was really intimidating because I'm that jerk who sits in the audience and makes fun of people's bad accents," says Katherine with a laugh. "And I thought, 'Oh, this is karmic, because now everyone's going to make fun of my bad accent,' so I tried to take it very seriously and we had a great dialect coach who was very helpful."
Of her personal family plans, Katherine reveals that she may adopt a child: "I would like to probably adopt next, I think. ... I want to be able to take a whole year off if I am going to get pregnant. ... I am such a planner, you know? I like to have everything mapped out. ... I've heard stories that once you hit 35 they need to do all this testing and stuff... it's freaky."
Based on the popular heroine of Janet Evanovich's bestselling mystery series, Katherine plays Stephanie Plum, a proud Jersey girl with attitude who is out of the job and desperate for fast cash. Taking a job for her cousin's bail bond company as a recovery agent, she finds herself chasing down a former vice cop and murder suspect -- who just happens to be the same, sexy guy who seduced and dumped her back in high school.
Directed by Julie Anne Robinson, One for the Money also stars Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguiziamo, Debbie Reynolds and Debra Monk.