Katherine Heigl Admits She Was “Naive” When She Made Those “Grey’s Anatomy” Comments Over A Decade Ago
If you look inside all of Hollywood’s “Don’t Do This” manuals, you will find a long chapter dedicated to former Grey’s Anatomy actress Katherine Heigl. There was a time when she was the toast of the town until she started burning bridges and was cast aside for many years. Now as she suits up to shimmy for her next act, she’s commenting on her former follies when she was young, dumb, and full of middle fingers for everyone. Katherine’s past comments about the low quality of writing and long hours as a working actress on Grey’s caused friction with showrunner Shonda Rimes and she left the show after its sixth season. Now that she’s had over a decade to lick her wounds and rebuild her career, Katherine wanted to explain exactly what was going on at the time she began her infamous spiral into temporary obscurity.
I’ve heard of velvet handcuffs and golden handcuffs, but the platinum bracelets ABC and Shonda Rhimes slapped on Grey’s Anatomy’s titular star, Ellen Pomeo, must have been so weighed down with diamonds she finally had to chew her own hand off to escape. Deadline reports that Ellen is finally stepping away from the spotlight after 19 seasons as a “full-time cast member” but promises she’ll “definitely be back to visit.” This is good because she’s going to probably need to have somebody take a look at that severed hand of hers so she can be refitted for a lovely pair of diamond-encrusted Special Guest Appearance By/Executive Producer handcuffs.
Ellen Pompeo Calls Katherine Heigl A “Hero” For Roasting The Long Working Hours On “Grey’s Anatomy” In 2009
Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl were on Grey’s Anatomy together from the jump in 2005. B while Katherine and Ellen were both on the show from Day One, Ellen is the only one standing today as Katherine left the show after the 2009-2010 season over some drama. It started in 2007 with Katherine withdrawing from Emmys consideration and dragging the show saying she wasn’t given the “material” deserving of a nomination. And in 2009, Katherine was on Late Night with David Letterman and called out the show for making her work 17-hour days. Some called Katherine “ungrateful” for that. Well, 13 years later, Ellen Pompeo has come to Katherine’s defense. “Better late than never, I guess,” said Katherine, somewhere.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is out in theaters and stars Denzel Washington as the titular Macbeth. And with promoting that movie comes the many questions from interviewers such as, “How did you prepare to become the tormented Scottish lord?”, “What was it like working with the Cohen brothers?”, and “Ellen Pompeo is the absolute WORST, right?!” After months of waiting, Denzel has broken his silence and we finally get his view of Ellen’s infamous girlboss moment!
How much more can we make Ellen Pompeo suffer?! Ellen just talked about how she’s been desperately trying to convince people to let Grey’s Anatomy die like (SPOILER ALERT!!!) Denny after his heart surgery. But woe is Ellen because Deadline says that ABC is in talks to bring the series back for its 19th season. Two things will outlive society and survive the nuclear blasts at the end of humanity, the Kardashians’ faces and Grey’s Anatomy.
Ellen Pompeo Says She’s Been Working On “Convincing Everybody” That “Grey’s Anatomy” Should Finally End
Ellen Pompeo is tired of Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen has been leading the series since it debuted all the way back in 2005. And she’s still on GA saving people’s lives in the most melodramatic ways possible for the eighteenth season in a row. But she needs a break! And Ellen says she’s been focused on “convincing everybody” to finally bring this series out back and shoot it.