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Heigl's mum threatened to send her to convent

January 3, 2012 - London

Katherine Heigl's mum has revealed that she kept the actress under control while she was growing up by threatening to send her off to a convent if she missed her curfew.

Heigl's mother Nancy insists that her daughter was always home by 1am in a bid to keep herself out of trouble.

She further claimed that the blonde beauty always adhered to the rules as she feared she'd be enrolled in a Swiss nunnery if she didn't make it home on time.

"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," the Daily Express quoted her as telling Elle magazine during a family interview.

"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?'" she said.

However, Heigl confessed that she finally got fed up with her mum's rules and moved out at 22 after realizing that all her pals weren't tied down by the same restraints.

"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?'" the actress said.


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