Poor Katherine Heigl, Not Even ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Will Have Her Now
We like Katherine Heigl (?). She gets an unfair wrap for some of her public comments about the films and writers she works with, and beneath all the negative press hides a very intelligent, if misunderstood, and talented actress wrapped in a pretty package.
Now we’re not quite to the point of forgiving ‘Two for the Money’ or ‘The Ugly Truth’ but, hey, we’ve all got to make a buck now and again.
Unfortunately, ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ seems to feel much the same way about Heigl, despite having launched her career as Dr. Isobel “Izzie” Katherine Stevens for six seasons of the popular ABC drama. After departing the series in season 6, Heigl had recently expressed interest in returning to the series if only to provide some closure to the character, but no one from the series seems to be having it.
First, series center Ellen Pompeo laughed off the idea of Heigl returning to the series during an appearance on ‘Chelsea Lately,’ saying simply “No, I don’t think that’s happening.” Now, the closure has become even more unlikely, as ‘Greys’ Anatomy’ show runner Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide, “We are on a track we have been planning, and the idea of changing that track is not something we are interested in right now,” later adding it was “really nice to hear [Heigl] appreciating the show.”
Fans of the series will remember that Heigl landed herself in hot water with producers of the series back in 2008, renouncing her candidacy for an Emmy by pointing out how she felt the writers had provided her with “insufficient material in the role.” This came straight on the heels of Heigl’s poorly-received comments about her role in Judd Apatow’s ‘Knocked Up’, where she criticized the writer’s portrayal of women.
Poor Katherine Heigl and her millions of dollars, and poor ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans for never learning what happened to Izzie after her season six move away from Seattle! Would you like Heigl and the producers to bury the hatchet and wrap up the character before ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ closes its doors forever, or are you content to let Heigl move forward with her next big-screen bomb?
Give us your take in the comments below!