Katherine Heigl almost let bad publicity get to her, revealing she even thought about quitting acting altogether.
While promoting her new thriller “Unforgettable” in London this week, Heigl opened up to the Press Association about her former cast and crew members labelling her “difficult to work with”: “Nobody wants to hear things like that about themselves.”
Heigl hit the headlines in 2008 when she starred in “Knocked Up” and revealed to Vanity Fair that she thought Judd Apatow’s film was “a little bit sexist.”
In response, co-star Seth Rogen admitted last year on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show that he felt that they had a great dynamic and had a good time, but felt betrayed by Heigl’s comments. “I think when that happens – also your trust feels somewhat betrayed,” said Rogen.
While starring in the TV medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, Heigl was under consideration for an Emmy Award in 2008 but withdrew herself because she felt she wasn’t given material to warrant an Emmy nomination.
Heigl later admitted to Stern that she felt embarrassed and apologized to show runner Shonda Rhimes.
“One thing I think I’m relatively good at is asking myself and truly addressing; ‘Is there an issue here? You have to be accountable for your behaviour,” Heigl said to the Press Association on Tuesday. “Now I maybe go a little too far in beating myself up, or self-evaluation, or not trusting my own instincts.”
The 38-year-old’s comments on her work led her to leave “Grey’s Anatomy” soon after the incident.
Heigl expressed that she hopes she’s on good terms now with Rogen and Apatow and would even consider working with them in the future, even perhaps for a “Knocked Up” sequel.
“Wouldn’t that be fun? What do you think that looks like? Them 10 years later. Do they have more children? Have they made it? Are they still together? Maybe they’re getting separated. That would be depressing though, I wouldn’t want to see that one,” Heigl quipped.
“Unforgettable” hits theatres Friday, April 21.