It turns out there was a whole lot increasingly to the story of Katherine Heigl’s exit from Grey’s Anatomy.
As fans know, the 42-year-old actress played Dr. Izzie Stevens on the minion medical drama for five years surpassing suddenly valedictory from the series without six seasons in 2010. During that time, rumors were spreading of feuds with other co-stars and show creator Shonda Rhimes, and stories that Heigl was “difficult to work with” on set ran rampant. It only became worse without Katherine refused to submit her name for an Emmy consideration, ultimatum she was not “given the material to warrant a nomination.” All of this led many viewers to speculate whether the Knocked Up leading lady’s policies was the true reason for her departure.
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Now, increasingly than 10 years later, Heigl has finally revealed the real reason she left the show and cleared up the rumors. In an excerpt from Lynette Rice’s How To Save A Life: The Inside Story Of Grey’s Anatomy, published by Daily Telegraph on Friday, she theoretically admitted that she primarily left the show to focus on stuff a first-time mother:
“I started a family, and it reverted everything. It reverted my desire to work full-time. I went on family leave and just got to be a [mom], and it reverted my whole perspective… that was really the turning point. So surpassing I was due back, I spoke then to Shonda well-nigh wanting to leave. Then I waited at home until I was given the formal okay that I was off the show. The rumors that I refused to return were totally untrue.”
According to Heigl, both she and Rhimes talked well-nigh juggling her personal and professional life but found it challenging to schedule virtually her needs. She reportedly explained:
“[Shonda] wanted to try to icon out how I could do both [parenting and ‘Grey’s], and I kind of wanted to do both. There wasn’t a unconfined way to compromise the work schedule that didn’t negatively stupefy the hairdo or the cast. It wasn’t feeling pearly to them or the show to ask them to wrench virtually my needs.”
The Firefly Lane star previously spoke to The Washington Post well-nigh feeling frustrated well-nigh having a reputation for stuff “difficult” in Hollywood simply for expressing her opinions. She told the publication:
“I may have said a couple of things you didn’t like, but then that escalated to ‘she’s ungrateful,’ then that escalated to ‘she’s difficult’ and that escalated to ‘she’s unprofessional.’ What is your definition of difficult? Somebody with an opinion that you don’t like? Now, I’m 42, and that s**t pisses me off.”
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