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.
If you’ve been waiting for a romantic comedy between two lovers who could pass for father and daughter, you’re in luck! Because such a comedy is coming down the pipeline very soon titled That’s Amore! and it stars discarded diva Katherine Heigl and Scientology’s permanent prisoner John Travolta. Now, you may be thinking immediately, “Yeah, it’s a no from me, dawg,” but keep those negative thoughts to yourself. That is, until AFTER you hear about the premise for this horribly misguided attempt to make us remember John as an actor and re-love Katherine once again (but did we ever really love her?)
Grey’s Anatomy’s former chief resident homophobe, 59-year-old “Frederick Douglass Conservative” Isaiah Washington, recently announced his “early retirement from the entertainment industry” on “Twatter,” with the same energy of a former Disney child actor who’s been temporarily shaded off Twitter by their pop-star ex’s new piece. Only in Isaiah’s case, it’s “the haters, provocateurs and the Useful Idiots,” who have driven him to this extreme, which presumably includes the star of The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Isaiah’s former Grey’s castmate Katherine Heigl.
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.
After winning an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, Katherine Heigl was abruptly out of the show, thanks to a professional reputation of being “difficult.” She was eventually relegated to the likes of hacky B-movie comedies, the USA network, and kitty litter commercials. One of the things that made Katherine Heigl “difficult” was that she talked shit about Grey’s like how the writing wasn’t worthy of her submitting herself for an Emmy and the long work hours. Well, right at this very minute, there’s currently a potential strike on the horizon organized by members of IATSE, the union representing entertainment industry crew members. IATSE is trying to negotiate a new deal that would create safer, healthier work environments. And guess what, one of the major complaints from IATSE members is the unreasonably long hours they’re expected to work on set. Now Katherine is coming forward like, “A-HA! Turns out I wasn’t such a demanding difficult bitch now, was I??”
Back in 2007, Isaiah Washington got fired from Grey’s Anatomy for calling T.R. Knight a homophobic slur during an on-set fight with Patrick Dempsey. T.R.’s bestie, Katherine Heigl, defended T.R. and dragged the shit out of Isaiah, suggesting he should never be allowed to speak publicly. And over a decade later, Isaiah got bored and decided to drag the megastar who we all care about, Katherine Heigl, on Twitter. It’s actually surprising that Isaiah was able to tweet because you’d think he’d have calluses on his hands from holding onto a grudge for so long.