Katherine Heigl stopped by Howard Stern’s radio show on April 20th for a surprising interview. She was there to talk about her past woes and statements she’s made about her roles. For those who don’t know why Heigl fell off the radar, here’s a little bit of a backstory.
Heigl won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy in 2007. The following year, her work was submitted in hopes of getting another Emmy. However, Heigl opposed this decision which led her to give the LA Times this statement in June 2008: “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention.” This quote tainted her relationship with other stars on the show, as there were 12 series regulars in total, and the showrunner Shonda Rhimes. She left the show in 2010
amidst reports that she was “difficult to work with.”
Heigl also made the news when she stated that her box office hit,
Knocked Up, was “sexist.” Heigl went on to have one more box office hit, The Ugly Truth, in 2009 and hasn’t had a hit since on television or film.
Do you think Heigl’s intentions were good or selfish? Do you think she did it as a desperate attempt to win America’s heart back? Was it to mend old relationships in Hollywood? You decide! Listen to the clip below! We believe that the clip is very eye-opening and we applaud her for her honesty.