You guys remember all the "Grey's Anatomy" drama from years back, right? Reportedly, Katherine Heigl was difficult to work with, which eventually became a wider-spread rumour and later, a common-known "fact." Before we know it, Katherine Heigl was a "difficult" woman, and she didn't really have a chance to weigh in on the concept . . . until now. (Dun, dun, dun.)
Asked whether or not she was difficult at the Television Critic's Association conference in LA, the actor took a minute before answering.
"I certainly don't see myself as being difficult," she responded. "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."
All this from "Grey's Anatomy"? Well, no.
In a recent article by The Hollywood Report, Heigl and her mother were cited as being notoriously hard to work with — but especially her mother (renowned for her "mom-anger"), who is the executive producer of Heigl's new show, "State of Affairs."
"I'm her mother for sure, so I care about her interests, but I'm just learning about executive producing and I'm learning from people who really know how to do it," Nancy Heigl explained. "It's been fun and interesting."
So this brings up a few interesting and important points: first, why is Nancy Heigl executive producer on a new series when she's never done it before? (I mean, let's just acknowledge that for a second.) Second, will Heigl ever shake her reputation, and is there anything she can say to prove otherwise? The question she was asked was loaded, but what was she supposed to answer? "Yes, I am difficult." Of course not. Hollywood is infamous for its "personalities" — so why the focus so much on Heigl? And if we must focus on Heigl, then what about focusing on everyone else who've earned themselves a name, too?
Ultimately, regardless of your Katherine Heigl feelings, she couldn't win. The only way she can is for "State of Affairs" to be a success and to work that publicity circuit like she means it. Then, at least, articles will focus on talent over Things Her Mom Dead. But maybe that's just me.