Somehow the actress who makes shows get murdered in the ratings because no one likes her landed another show.
The actress, who could be making $1M an episode by this point if she didn’t have an ego bigger than California, will get this show canceled after a couple episodes and everyone in the cast and crew will be grateful to not have to see her every day.
Katherine Heigl Opens Up About ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Emmys Withdrawal Drama: ‘I Was Really Embarrassed’
Iz all good. Katherine Heigl opened up about her past drama on Grey’s Anatomy, including her infamous withdrawal from the 2008 Emmys, in a new interview with Howard Stern for his SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, April 20.
The Doubt actress, 37, memorably declined to be considered for a nomination nearly eight years ago, saying that she did not warrant the recognition due to her lackluster storyline on Grey’s Anatomy that season. “In an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention,” she told the Los Angeles Times at the time. “In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.”
“I didn’t feel good about my performance and there was a part of me that thought, because I had won the year before, that I needed juicy, dramatic, emotional material,” Heigl told Stern on Wednesday. As fans may recall, the situation flared up and created tension between Heigl and the series’ writers, including showrunner Shonda Rhimes.
“I went in because I was really embarrassed,” Heigl recalled of making amends with the Scandal creator. “So I went in to Shonda and said, ‘I’m so sorry. That wasn’t cool, and I should not have said that.’ And I shouldn’t have said anything publicly. But at the time, I didn’t think anyone would notice … I just quietly didn’t submit and then it became a story, and I felt I was obligated to make my statement, and … ‘Shut up, Katie.'” – Source
Katherine Heigl Cast as Lead in CBS Comedy Pilot
Katherine Heigl has been cast as the female lead in the CBS comedy pilot “Our House,” Variety has learned.
The show centers around a devoted mom (Heigl) and dad, who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid, but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture.
Heigl will play Bridget, who tries her best to be a laid-back, progressive parent like her therapist husband, Shawn (played by Malcolm Barrett), but often finds herself reverting to the old school style of her parents. Now that she’s moved back into her childhood home, surrounded by her parents and crazy siblings, finding a balance between these wildly different parenting styles becomes increasingly difficult for her.
Brendan O’Brien will write and executive produce the pilot, with Nick Stoller and Conor Welch executive producing. Sony Pictures Television will produce in association with CBS Television Studios.
The show marks Heigl’s first foray into broadcast comedy, and she will also serve as an executive producer on the project. – Source