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    Katherine Heigl Revealed The Name That She Actually Goes By In Her Personal Life

    "No one calls me Katherine."

    This is Katherine Heigl — or is it?!?

    Katherine Heigl at a press conference for the TV show Suits in New York City
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    I ask that because, during an interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, the veteran TV and film actor revealed that she does not, in fact, go by "Katherine" in her private life.

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    "No one calls me Katherine," she said. "It sounds much more sophisticated, right? Like an adult named Katherine. It helps me separate my work from me, if that makes sense. I just had to embrace it."

    Heigl on the red carpet at the 2018 NBC Universal upfronts in New York City
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    Indeed, when it comes to her personal life, "Katherine" actually prefers to be called Katie. Who knew! Well, Barrymore, for one, who referred to the actor as such during the interview.

    Heigl presenting an award at the 2017 CMT Music Awards
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    Barrymore compared the situation to Anne Hathaway's recent admission that she prefers to be called "Annie": "If you know her in real life, you're Annie, and if you know you in real life, you're Katie."

    Heigl on the TODAY show in 2017
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    "Do you feel like you have those two women running around inside you?" Barrymore asked, to which Heigl replied: "I do feel that way. I feel like I can present as Katherine when I need to, but most of the time I am just Katie."

    Heigl with a swept updo and long earrings at the premiere of Unforgettable in Hollywood
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    In the meantime, you should watch Katherine's — sorry, Katie's — new show on Netflix, Firefly Lane. I'm already almost finished with the first season. It's a doozy!

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