Katherine Heigl Is ‘Awesome’ Despite ‘Bad Rap’

Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl, 2010.
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Coming to her protection. Josh Duhamel had nothing however constructive issues to say about working with Katherine Heigl.

“Katie Heigl will get a foul rap, however she’s superior.” the Shotgun Wedding ceremony actor, 50, mentioned through the Monday, January 30, episode of the “Chicks within the Workplace” podcast. “She’s nice.”

Duhamel and the 27 Attire actress, 44, starred alongside each other within the 2010 movie, Life As We Know It. On the time, Heigl was perceived as somebody who was “troublesome” to work with as a consequence of her tense phrases about her expertise on Gray’s Anatomy, which led to her eventual exit.

“She in all probability mentioned some issues that she in all probability needs she might’ve taken again however my expertise, on and offscreen together with her, was superior,” Duhamel mirrored.

In the course of the filming of the comedy, director Greg Berlanti additionally had constructive issues to say about his expertise with Heigl and informed ​The Hollywood Reporter in 2013 he “would work together with her once more in a heartbeat.”

Heigl performed Dr. Izzie Stevens on Gray’s for six seasons. In 2007, she gained a primetime Emmy award for her function however the next yr, she withdrew herself from consideration earlier than nominations had been introduced as a result of she didn’t assume the “materials” she was given was worthy of the award. After her feedback made headlines, the Ugly Fact star apologized to the present’s creator, Shonda Rhimes.

Controversy sparked for Heigl once more when she candidly commented on the ABC drama’s lengthy work days whereas showing on The Late Present With David Letterman in 2009, calling their schedule “merciless and imply.”

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Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel at Warner Bros ShoWest Conference, March 2010.
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In 2010, Heigl exited Gray’s in the course of season 6. She began to give attention to her household. In 2007, the One For the Cash actress married Josh Kelley. The pair adopted daughters Naleigh and Adelaide in 2009 and 2012, respectively. In 2016, Heigl gave beginning to the couple’s son Joshua.

Nonetheless, regardless of her break from the highlight, she continued to expertise backlash from her phrases. In January 2021, the Knocked Up actress opened up about her repute and the way the backlash took a toll on her psychological well being.

“I’ll have mentioned a few belongings you didn’t like, however then that escalated to ‘she’s ungrateful,’ then that escalated to ‘she’s troublesome,’ and that escalated to ‘she’s unprofessional,’” she recalled to The Washington Post. “What’s your definition of adverse? Any individual with an opinion that you simply don’t like? Now, I’m 42, and that s–t pisses me off.”

She continued: “On the time, I used to be simply rapidly informed to close the f–ok up. The extra I mentioned I used to be sorry, the extra they wished it. The extra terrified and scared I used to be of doing one thing fallacious, the extra I got here throughout like I had actually performed one thing horribly fallacious.”