There was a time when Katherine Heigl‘s career couldn’t be stopped. She was getting roles left and right – even if they weren’t particularly good ones – and making lots of money. Then, things sorta dried up and everyone got tired of her. Hollywood turned its back, and she’s still pretty hurt by that.
From Radar Online (via Marie Claire UK):
“The thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me,” the former Grey’s Anatomy said. “And I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me.”
Heigl said she “had a moment” where she seriously considered abandoning her acting career altogether for a decidedly less stressful existence.
“I was thinking I’d maybe open a knitting store, get my money out of retirement accounts and live off that, live off the land,” she told the magazine. “I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated and all I wanted to do was simplify.”
Heigl said one career misstep was an onslaught of fluff roles in romantic comedies that might have burnt out the audience, and dulled her edge.
“I had an amazing time … but maybe I hit it a little too hard,” the star of lighthearted laughers like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up said. “I couldn’t say, ‘No. I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down.
“That was part of why I took that time off, to ask myself, “‘What do I want? What am I looking for?’ and shut down all the noise.”
The Emmy winner said her creative juices have been flowing since taking the new role, proudly admitting that “there’s a part of me that’s a Hollywood animal as well.”
Zzzz. If this woman does not stop fucking whining about everything, I swear to God. She’s begged for money to get her movies financed, she’s sued drugstores when that didn’t work, she’s complained about how broke she is and now she’s complaining that you all made her broke.
I mean, good for her for going on a creative soul-searching journey. She did finally book a new job, so she’ll get the cashflow going again in no time. Now she just has to work on not being so obnoxious, which is what killed her career in the first place!