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Heigl says she's staying on Grey's

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 27th 2008 4:41PM
K Heigl Grey's AReports of Katherine Heigl's exit from Grey's Anatomy have been greatly exaggerated, and that comes straight from the actress's mouth. Heigl's staying on Grey's Anatomy for the foreseeable future.

In recent weeks, since choosing not to submit her name for Emmy consideration because she was critical of the material she had this past season, speculation has been that the star wants out of the show. Fueling the fire is the fact that in the past year, thanks to Knocked Up (and a lot less to 27 Dresses), Ms. Heigl's getting many, many offers to jump to the big screen full time.

Life & Style caught up with her last week at L.A.'s Hotel Cafe, where she was watching her husband Josh Kelly, performing. When asked if she would be on Grey's this season, she said, "Of course, absolutely. Those people are like my family." She described the set as a happy, joyful place where there's lots of laughter despite the serious storylines they're playing.

Well, what do they think she was going to say? She's contracted for the 2008-9 season and is already filming episodes. If there's no actor's strike -- we hope -- she's committed to playing Izzie unless and until the producers choose to write her out.

Heigl strikes me as a smart cookie. If she does want to move on, she'd be wise to work with Shonda Rhimes to come up with a way to write Izzie out that's beneficial to both her and the show. It's happened on other shows in a positive way, remember George Clooney and ER?

He actually came back (for a scene) to help Juliana Margulies when she left the show. The bottom line is this, you get more with honey than you do with vinegar, so I suggest Heigl think things out carefully before coming to a decision, then playing nice to get what she wants. Whatever that is. Grey's Anatomy has been good to her. Thanks to that show, she's now an Emmy-award winner. Sure, she earned it, but they gave her the stage.

[via TVTattle]

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JENNIFER

omg, i hate this stuck up, conceited....you get the gist..those movies weren't that good and neither is she, your not supposed to bite the hand that feeds you, and she did w/ GA and KU

she will be on the surreal life before you know it

June 30 2008 at 3:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
deebopalula

"Those people" are like my "family". Sounds odd, distant. I don't usually refer to family as "those people". Well, MY family I do, but generally, people don't, do they? Maybe it's an "acting" thing. Like when they accept an award - especially on ensemble shows - and thank "MY cast and MY crew", like they belong just to them. Always makes me cringe......

June 28 2008 at 9:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
StillBash

Grey's is dead to me since the dream sequence.

June 27 2008 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mel

Who really cares. Grey's ratings have been tanking all season. There are newer and better shows out there to watch these days.

June 27 2008 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Darren

Glad she's staying on - She's HOT!

June 27 2008 at 7:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mb

I think the reviewer has got it wrong when it comes to Heigl being a smart cookie. This actress seems to run her mouth off without thinking and I'm sure her advisors have told her to knock it off.

She's not making any friends with her constant barrage of criticisms and those "big-movie" offers will dry up if she's not careful.

Besides, what groundbreaking roles has she performed in? Knocked Up? 27 Dresses? Hardly.

And her overacted role in Grey's Anatomy isn't a remarkable one either. Give the Emmy to the actress that plays Miranda/"Nazi" the Emmy instead of handing it off to people like Heigl.

June 27 2008 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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