In One for the Money, actress Katherine Heigl plays Stephanie Plum, a New Jersey lingerie saleswoman turned skip tracer. From low-cut to low-life. See? That’s funny! As is the bit where her cousin the veteran bail bondsman looks into the barrel of his revolver as Plum lasers him with a Smith & Wesson hammerless snubbie [:40]. And the scene where Plum’s Mom uses her daughter’s Smith to shoot a chicken on the dinner table. Still, “I’m shooting a gun, how hot is that?” could be a catch phrase for our time. Spread the word. And make the jump for the usual Hollywood story of gun-aversive movie star turned gun-lovin’ gal [via straight.com]. . .
“Well, I actually wasn’t all that thrilled that they made us go to a gun range to practice shooting,” she tells the Georgia Straight, on the line from New York. “I thought it was a bit much since we were just pretending to shoot guns and kill people. We didn’t really need to learn in my mind how to be a great shot.”
No kidding. Plus, guns are dangerous, and they don’t pretend. “They put a gun in your hand and do this 30 minute spiel on everything that could possibly go wrong, and I’m thinking, ‘Why am I here doing this?’” continues Heigl. “And then I put the goggles on, point, and aim, and shoot, and I was, like, ‘Oh, this is very satisfying.’ I totally enjoyed it, and I was a pretty good shot. I was totally excited about that.”