In a new interview with “Extra”, Katherine Heigl opened up about her conflict with her former “Grey’s Anatomy” boss, Shonda Rhimes.
Heigl told Mario Lopez that she is sorry about the “crappy impression” she left on Rhimes.
The creator, head writer, executive producer and show runner of the medical drama television series ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Shonda Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter that the cast of her show, “Scandal” is very close, noting, “There are no Heigls in this situation.” The show runner later added that she doesn’t “put up with bullsh*t or nasty people,” as she doesn’t have time for it.
Heigl admitted, “The last one with Shonda…
it sucks,” she added, “I am sorry that she feels that way, and I wish her nothing but greatness, and I have nothing negative to say about Shonda.” Heigl added, “I’m a big fan of her work.
I watch ‘Scandal’ every week, and so I’m sorry she’s left with such a crappy impression of me.
I wish I could do something to change that.
Maybe I will be able to someday.” In 2008, Heigl famously withdrew her name from Emmy Awards consideration while working on “Grey’s Anatomy” as according to her, the material she was given didn’t “warrant” a “nomination.” It was around this time, Heigl started to come across as someone difficult to work with on projects including Knocked Up.
Talking about her negative image, Heigl told Lopez, “Yeah, that took some stomaching and having to just go, okay there’s nothing I can do about this except to sort of prove it wrong you know.” Heigl continued, “And the only way for me to prove it wrong is for people to have a work experience with me that doesn’t speak to that at all.” Heigl also talked about return to tv and wanting more kids during her “Extra” interview.