updated 09/27/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/27/2010 AT 8:30 AM ET
Talk about a bad date: Before she married singer Josh Kelley nearly three years ago, Katherine Heigl says she endured a string of nightmare encounters that still makes her cringe. Meanwhile, dating just plain scared her screen costar, Josh Duhamel.
Speaking at Saturday’s press conference in New York for their romantic comedy opening Oct. 8, Life As We Know It, the Grey’s Anatomy Emmy winner, 31, says her worst date was with her personal trainer, when she was 18.
“I was like, 20 lbs. heavier and trying real hard to work it off at the gym and my trainer asked me out,” the actress recalled. “He took me to Sizzler and gave me his head shot and asked me if I could get him in my agency. I knew it wasn’t the extra 20 lbs. that turned him on!”