Katherine Heigl: I Was “Angry” At Hollywood For “Betraying Me”
Katherine Heigl is opening up about her break from Hollywood, admitting that she once considered quitting acting.
The actress received serious backlash after saying her film Knocked Up was a “little sexist,” and later for criticizing her character’s story line on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“This thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me,” she says of Hollywood in the August issue of Marie Claire UK. “And I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me.”
Heigl explains that she took time off in Utah to reevaluate her career goals and even considered leaving the industry forever.
“I had a moment where, I don’t know, I was thinking, ‘Maybe open a knitting store, get my money out of retirement accounts and live off that, live off the land,'” she says. “I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated and all I wanted to do was simplify.”
Heigl also blames herself for doing too many rom coms.
“I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies,” she says. “I was so stoked to be doing them. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn’t say no… maybe I overloaded my audience. I should have done a superhero movie or a psychological thriller.”
The mother of two explains, “I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down… That was part of why I took that time off, to ask myself, ‘What do I want? What am I looking for?'”
Heigl is returning to television in November as the star of the new NBC drama “State of Affairs.”
“I feel like I’m finally rolling into the next phase of my adulthood,” Heigl says of her return to Los Angeles.
Are you excited for Heigl’s Hollywood comeback?