Katherine Heigl Doesn’t See Herself as Difficult

At the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, a reporter asked Katherine Heigl about the comments she made in Marie Claire where she said her “career had betrayed her” and if she thought she was difficult to work with. Albeit, the second question was phrased in a nicer way.

Speechless, Heigl let out an “Umm…,” while State of Affairs show producer Ed Bernero tried to answer for her. The reporter pressed, “Seriously, I want to hear from Katherine.” He got his wish.

“I don’t know that I said I felt my career was not under my control,” Heigl said. “I think I said I felt I had stopped challenging myself and I was making choices that I loved, that I was excited about. I loved doing romantic comedies, I loved doing them and I loved watching them, but I stopped … exercising different muscles of my ability. And in that moment, I felt that I was sort of letting down my audience, that I wasn’t challenging them either.”

Heigl continued: “I think that this opportunity is — and I think a lot of people want to know why this show, why come back to television — it’s because it’s an extraordinary role, it’s an extraordinary opportunity, and an extraordinary story, and it’s an opportunity for me to flex some different muscles and show a different side of myself as an actor and a performer and a storyteller that I hope my audience will be excited about and love.”

As for the second part of his question about her momager and her being difficult to work with.

 “I can’t really speak to that. I can only say that I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult. I would never intend to be difficult. I don’t think my mother sees herself as being difficult. We always … I think it’s important to everybody to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully and kindly. If I’ve ever disappointed somebody, it was never intentional.”

I wouldn’t say Katherine Heigl is difficult as much as she is an ungrateful bitch. Maybe the reporter should have asked her if she was that. Although, there’s really no nice way to phrase it. But really. Heigl sounds like an awful person to work with. Add to that the fact she brings along her mom who somehow managed to score executive producer credits on Heigl’s new show State of Affairs, who’s described as “formidable” with a “strong opinion” and I’d rather stick a railroad spike through my ears then try to negotiate with those two.

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