Katherine Heigl gets emotional looking back at daughter Naleigh's ‘The View’ debut

On the daytime talk show, the actress explains why having a Thanksgiving birthday isn't all glitz and glam once you're an adult and shares what viewers can expect in season two of "Firefly Lane."
8:19 | 11/28/22

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Transcript for Katherine Heigl gets emotional looking back at daughter Naleigh's ‘The View’ debut
>> I HAD TO WEAR THEM. HELLO. >> TAKE THEM ALL IN. >> THOSE BOOTS ARE INCREDIBLE. >> I REALLY LOVE THEM. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> LET ME SEE THEM. >> I THINK YOU NEED TO HAVE, LIKE, HER HEIGHT IN ORDER TO WEAR THEM BECAUSE IF I WORE THOSE BOOTS, THEY WOULD REACH MY NECK. >> I DON'T KNOW. >> SLOUCH A LITTLE IF YOU NEED THEM TO. >> THOSE ARE GOOD. >> KATHERINE, I HEAR A HAPPY BELATED. YOU WERE BORN ON THANKSGIVING DAY. >> I WAS BORN THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING AND MY MOM LOVES TO TELL THAT STORY. >> HER MOTHER IS RIGHT IN THE AUDIENCE HERE. >> THERE'S MY MOTHER. [ APPLAUSE ] >> YOU GUYS LOOK ALIKE. >> ALL THE WAY. >> MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN ON THANKSGIVING TOO. >> REALLY? >> SHE LIKES IT THOUGH. DO YOU LIKE IT? >> I DID WHEN I WAS A KID. IT ALWAYS MEANT I WAS GOING TO HAVE AN AMAZING MEAL AND MY FAMILY WAS AROUND. >> EVERYBODY WAS THERE. >> NOW I'M A WIFE AND A MOTHER AND SOMETIMES I'M COOKING THE MEAL. >> OH, ON YOUR BIRTHDAY. >> AND THEN MY DAUGHTER WHO IS ALSO HERE. HER BIRTHDAY IS THE DAY BEFORE ME. >> HER BIRTHDAY IS THE DAY FOR YOURS? >> THE DAY BEFORE MINE. SOMETIMES HERS IS ON THANKSGIVING AND MINE IS THE DAY AFTER AND VICE VERSA. THAT'S MY SISTER NEXT TO MY DAUGHTER. I BROUGHT MY GIRLS. >> PEOPLE DON'T SHOW UP WITH A BOTTLE OF WINE FOR THANKSGIVING AND THINK THAT QUALIFIES? >> SOMETIMES. >> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. THINKING OF YOUR DAUGHTER WHO'S IN THE AUDIENCE RIGHT NOW, IT WAS EXACTLY TEN YEARS AGO WHEN SHE MADE HER DEBUT HERE ON "THE VIEW" AND SHE STOLE THE SHOW. TAKE A LOOK. >> LET'S SEE. >> YOU ADOPTED A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL NALEIGH WHO IS IN THE AUDIENCE RIGHT HERE. >> HI. >> LITTLE NALEIGH. [ APPLAUSE ] >> MOMMY? >> OH, GOSH. YOU WANT TO COME UP, NALEIGH? >> YES, SHE CAN. COME ON UP. [ APPLAUSE ] >> THAT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PERFECT. >> YOU SAID IT WAS A REALLY MEANINGFUL -- >> I FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD COME UP RIGHT NOW. >> SHE WOULD MURDER ME. >> YOU'RE EMOTIONAL. I KNOW WATCHING THAT, BUT YOU SAID IT WAS SUCH A MEANINGFUL MOMENT FOR YOU. >> YEAH. >> WHY? >> I THINK BECAUSE I -- NALEIGH CAME TO US AT 9 MONTHS, AND THREE DAYS LATER I GOT ON A PLANE AND WENT TO WORK IN ATLANTA, AND AT THE TIME BECOMING A NEW MOTHER, I WAS JUST, LIKE, I GOT IT. I GOT IT. I CAN HANDLE THIS, YOU KNOW, THEY'VE TOLD US. WE CAN HAVE IT ALL. WE CAN HAVE CAREERS AND HAVE FAMILIES AND IT'S ALL GOING TO BE GREAT. IT'S ALL GOING TO WORK OUT. I NEVER SAW THAT BABY. I WAS AT WORK WITH THREE TRIPLETS WHO WERE PLAYING MY GOD DAUGHTER AND I SPENT MORE TIME WITH THEM THAN I DID MY NEW DAUGHTER AND SHE BONDED WITH MY HUSBAND, OF COURSE. SHE WAS WITH HER. SO I WAS ALWAYS AFRAID THAT I HAD MISSED THAT OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY BOND WITH HER, AND SHE -- >> IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE THAT. >> THAT SHE DIDN'T LOVE ME. THAT MOMENT -- >> WOMEN HAVE ALL THE BURDEN ON THEM, DON'T WE? >> YEAH. >> YOU DON'T HEAR MEN HAVE THAT EXACT THING YOU SAID EVER. H I HAD TO WORK AND I COULDN'T BOND. YOU NEVER HEARD THAT FROM A MAN, HAVE YOU? >> NOT AT ALL. I WANT TO ASK NALEIGH AND YOUR MOM, WHAT RUNS THROUGH YOUR HEAD? YOU WERE IN THE AUDIENCE. >> I WAS GOING TO CRY TOO. >> YOU PROBABLY KNEW THAT JOURNEY SHE WAS ON. >> MY MOM, YEAH. >> I KNEW WHAT? >> THE JOURNEY I WAS ON. THE STRUGGLING. >> I WAS A STAY-AT-HOME MOM. IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. I KNEW HOW UPSET SHE WAS YEAH. >> THAT'S HARD. >> I HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION NOW EVEN THOUGH I WANT TO CRY TOO. SO YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND SINGER JOSH KELLEY ALSO HAVE A 10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER ADALAIDE AND A 5-YEAR-OLD SON JOSHUA. >> JOSH IS MY HUSBAND AND JOSHUA IS THE JUNIOR, AND THEN THERE'S ADALAIDE. I GOT A LOT OF -- A LOT OF KIDS NOW. >> WHEN YOU WERE A KID, YOU STARTED OUT YOUR CAREER MODELING. >> YES. >> WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THAT TIME, AND WOULD YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO GO INTO MODELING? WE HAVE SUCH CUTE PICTURES. >> FOR GOD'S SAKES. >> THIS IS JUST AN EXCUSE TO PUT UP THESE ADORABLE PICTURES. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT. WONDERFUL, NOW MY CHILDREN HAVE AMMUNITION. YOU KNOW, NO. I WOULDN'T DO WHAT MY MOTHER DID FOR ME. SHE SCHLEPPED ME ALL OVER THE CITY. I MEAN, WE WERE TAKING SUBWAYS. WE WERE HOOFING IT. WE TOOK THE TRAIN INTO GRAND CENTRAL AND WENT FROM ONE SIDE OF THE CITY TO THE OTHER SIDE FOR ALL THIS STUFF. >> DID YOU LIKE IT? >> I LOVED IT. I LOVED IT. TO ME IT WAS LIKE A REALLY ELABORATE GAME OF MAKE BELIEVE AND I ALWAYS LOVED MAKE BELIEVE, AND, YOU KNOW, FOR SOME REASON I ALWAYS CAST MYSELF AS THE SECRETARY OR THE NURSE, BUT NOW I CAST MYSELF AS THE DOCTOR. [ LAUGHTER ] >> GOOD FOR YOU. >> YOUR SHOW "FIREFLY LANE" IS SUCH A HIT. IT HAD OVER 49 MILLION PEOPLE WHO VIEWED IT. >> I WOULD WATCH IT A MILLION TIMES MYSELF. >> THANK YOU. >> YOU PLAY ONE OF TWO BEST FRIENDS WHO KIND OF WEATHER LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS TOGETHER OVER THE COURSE OF 30 YEARS AND I LOVE HOW IT SHOWS FLASHBACKS AND KIND OF TODAY WHAT YOU GUYS ARE GOING FOR. >> SO GOOD. >> WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE SECOND SEASON? THERE'S A RIFT AT THE END OF THE FIRST. >> YOU WILL GET ANSWERS IF YOU WATCHED IT AND GOT LEFT ON THAT CLIFF HANGER. THERE WILL BE ANSWERS IN THOSE NINE THAT ARE COMING OUT. I WON'T TELL YOU WHAT IT IS BECAUSE YOU GOT TO JUST WAIT AND SEE, BUT I FIND IT -- IT REALLY WAS HARD FOR ME. IT WAS A VERY HARD STORY LINE. I STRUGGLED WITH IT. I STILL STRUGGLE WITH IT A LITTLE BIT. >> THE SECOND SEASON? >> YEAH. BECAUSE OF WHAT THE RIFT ULTIMATELY IS. I FEEL LIKE IT'S VERY GRAY. IT'S A VERY GRAY AREA. IT'S NOT -- TO ME. IT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE A CLEAR BLACK AND WHITE. TULLY DID THIS HORRIBLE THING AND KATE -- IT'S KIND OF -- I CERTAINLY SEE KATE'S PERSPECTIVE, BUT I FEEL DEFENSIVE OF TULLY AND I'M INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THE FANS SAY ABOUT IT. >> YOU HAVE SUCH GOOD CHEMISTRY. I BELIEVE THAT FRIENDSHIP SO FAST. >> I DEEPLY LOVE THIS WOMAN. IT WAS A -- SHE'S -- SARA IS -- SHE IS SUCH A -- SHE'S SUCH A GOOD PERSON. SHE'S JUST SUCH A GOOD PERSON, AND SHE'S SO EASY TO BE AROUND AND SHE MADE IT SO EASY TO LOVE HER, AND -- AND SHE'S HILARIOUS, AND SHE'S COOKY, AND SHE'S GOT TONS OF ENERGY, AND FOR ME SHE IS -- I JUST LIKE TO BE HER AUDIENCE. I LIKE TO SIT AND, LIKE -- >> IT REALLY, REALLY WORKS BECAUSE I WATCHED THE FIRST SEASON WITH MY HUSBAND. >> OH, GOOD. >> HE WAS, LIKE, THIS IS GREAT. >> OH, GOOD. >> I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION THAT I HAVE TO ASK YOU BECAUSE WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY LIVE ON A RANCH IN UTAH. >> YES. >> I HEAR YOU'RE A HUGE ANIMAL LOVER LIKE ME. >> YES. >> YOU ALSO HAVE LOTS OF CHICKENS LIKE ME. YOU ALSO HAVE A LOT OF DOGS. I HAVE FIVE AT THE MOMENT. A LOT OF RESCUES. >> I'VE GOT EIGHT. >> SEE? OH MY GOSH. NOW YOU'VE DEVELOPED A NEW DOG FOOD LINE INSPIRED BY THE RANCH. TELL US ABOUT THAT. DO YOU HAVE LARGE BREED DOG FOOD? >> I DO. IT WORKS FOR ANY BREED, ANY SIZE, ANY WHATEVER, BUT IT WAS, LIKE, THIS IDEA THAT KIND OF THEY APPROACHED ME ABOUT, AND I FELT AT FIRST A LITTLE RETICENT BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY BRANDS. THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS. HOW DO YOU -- IT'S ALREADY CONFUSING ENOUGH TO GO INTO THE PET STORE AISLE. I THOUGHT,WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT'S ANY DIFFERENT? I'M REALLY INTO HOLISTIC HEALTH AND PLANT MEDICINE. I TOOK AN HERBOLOGY COURSE DURING THE PANDEMIC AND I LIKE TO MAKE MY OWN TINCTURES. WHAT WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF WITH OUR RESCUES AND WORKING WITHIN THE RESCUE COMMUNITY, LOTS OF ANXIETY COMING OUT OF SHELTERS. LOTS OF CANCER. LOTS OF ILLNESS. I THOUGHT, WHAT CAN WE PUT IN THE FOOD TO HELP? >> CAN A FINNICY FIVE-POUND GIRL -- >> I DIDN'T WANT TO REFER. >> OUR THANKS TO

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