LATEST: Actress Katherine Heigl has defended labelling her smash hit movie KNOCKED UP "sexist", insisting the comedy was the "best filming experience of my career". The film, in which Heigl plays a TV journalist who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand with Seth Rogen's unemployed slob, was a massive hit earlier this year (07) and helped Heigl's earnings jump from $300,000 (GBP150,000) to $6 million (GBP3 million) per picture. But in a recent interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Heigl said, "It's a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humourless and uptight and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It was hard for me to love the movie." And Heigl has now come forward to clarify the context in which she was quoted. She tells website People.com, "It's important to me to take a minute and clarify the quote about Knocked Up in Vanity Fair. "I was responding to previous reviews about the movie the interviewer brought to my attention. My motive was to encourage other women like myself to not take that element of the movie too seriously and to remember that it's a broad comedy. "Although I stand behind my opinion, I'm disheartened that it has become the focus of my experience with the movie. "The truth is, it was the best filming experience of my career. Every person that was a part of making Knocked Up helped to encourage, support and inspire me. I never intended for anyone to think otherwise."