This former A/A- list dual threat actress who crashed and burned her own career because of ego has been trying to get an invite to the show that gave her that big break which she crapped on.
The thing is, everyone on the show still dislikes her.
Katherine Heigl Was Asked If She’d Ever Return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and It Was So Awkward
Ah, Isobel Stevens. Few can forget the all-too-trusting doctor who made the collective Grey’s Anatomy universe scream “STOP!” as she cut Denny Duquette’s LVAD wire back in season 2. I digress.
Izzie, and the actress who played her, Katherine Heigl, were an integral part of the medical drama since its inception in 2005. Her caring nature kept characters like Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) grounded, but behind-the-scenes, it wasn’t quite as friendly.
After a string of awkward incidents, Katherine eventually left the show in 2010. But her exit still brings up a lot of questions today: What actually happened? And will she ever return? Keep reading for all the details.
Why did Katherine Heigl leave Grey’s Anatomy?
It all started when Katherine famously withdrew her name from the 2008 Emmy Awards. Why, you may ask? According to The New York Times, this is what she said:
“I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention. In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.”
Obviously, that was not well received amongst her colleagues, namely Grey’s creator, Shonda Rhimes. Katherine eventually exited the show in 2010 and reportedly apologized. “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,” Katherine said. But it doesn’t appear she regained favor with Shonda.
“On some level, it stung and on some level I was not surprised,” Shonda told Oprah Winfrey in 2012. “When people show you who they are, believe them.” – Source