Katherine Heigl caused a stir when she left Grey’s Anatomy for the sixth season. There were many reasons for her departure, including her decision to withdraw from consideration of the award nominations and conflicts with the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes.
However, after reuniting with her former co-star Ellen Pompeo for an Actor on Variety chat, the star opened up about a difficult time in her life – and little she knew it was. Expressing your thoughts will get “bad reactions”.
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She explained: “I was very naive. I sat on my soapbox and I had something to say, and I felt very passionate about these things. I felt really strong. I felt so strong. so powerful that I even have a speaker on his soapbox, there’s no part of me that imagines a bad reaction.
“I feel really justified in the way I feel about that and where I come from… It’s annoying when you feel like you’re really dissecting people. I didn’t mean to do that, But I have some things to say, and I don’t think I’ll get such a strong response.”
© SCOTT GARFIELDGrey’s Anatomy Izzie and Meredith
She continued: “It probably took me until my mid to late 30s to really go back and put out all the noise and say, ‘But who are you? Are you a bad person? Are you ungrateful? ?Do you lack professionalism?’ Is it difficult for you?’ Because I was confused! I thought maybe it was. I really believed in that version and was embarrassed for a long time.”
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Ellen reassured Katherine, telling her, “Look, nobody likes super confident women. And that’s why they’re stripping reproductive rights and voting rights across the country because they don’t want women. find their power. They don’t want women to have a say. They don’t want women in control because they know we can do it better than them.”
© GettyKatherine Heigl left in 2010
Fans were quick to share their thoughts, with one posting: “Katherine Heigl was truly a victim of her time. To this day, she’s seen as everything bad in the eyes of the world. God for daring to use her voice and disagree with what they wanted her character to do. do… Izzie Stevens and Katherine Heigl you guys will always be famous.”
Another added: “That interview keeps popping up on my TikTok fyp and my god it’s clear that Katherine Heigl as a smart, witty and really genuine person has been caught by the media/ the public unjustly vilified her when she left the gray and this person sat down the issue has clearly been there for a long time.”
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