Katherine Heigl’s Mother Almost Shipped Her Off to a Convent

Posted by PZ on January 2nd, 2012

Katherine Heigl’s mother Nancy used to scare her daughter by insisting she would send her off to a Swiss convent if she didn’t make her strict curfew. Nancy says it worked so well because she did feel like she might actually do it, and it scared Katherine into believing it was a real possibility:

“Katie believed it for a very, very long time, and that’s the most important thing. I believed I would do it, and she believed I would do it… We go to Switzerland. We go to the bottom of the mountain. We take away all her clothes, we put her in a cloth sack, we put her on a donkey and send her up to the top of the mountain, where she doesn’t get to talk to anybody on a regular basis but will occasionally get a letter from me saying, ‘How you doing?'”

Katherine reveals that she was still running home to make it back on time for her curfew when she was 22 years-old, and finally decided she needed to break away from her mother after her boyfriend at the time confronted her about it. Katherine also realized that her friends weren’t set curfews by their parents anymore:

“I had this boyfriend, and we were really serious. I’d be over at this house and it would come around one, and I’d be like, ‘I gotta go. I got this curfew.’ One night, he just looked at me and was like, ‘What the hell is wrong with you?'”

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