Is It Difficult to Work With Katherine Heigl?

Katherine Heigl

A few days ago, reports came out about Katherine Heigl making her return to television in an untitled CIA series for NBC. The role would have her as a CIA agent suddenly made intelligence-liaison to the president.

Today, a story came out from The Hollywood Reporter with a few unnamed sources in the industry claiming Heigl's behaviour is diva-like and difficult. While the director and an executive producer on the 2010 movie ‘Life as We Know It’ praised her talent and hard work, another insider on the movie said, “She can cost you time every single day of shooting. Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard.”

The source added that Katherine’s mother Nancy would be on set often cursing and complaining about things like craft service and wardrobe.

In the past Heigl had spoken publicly about the direction of her character on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and had been critical of the writing. After the film ‘Knocked Up’ became a hit, Heigl later slammed it as “sexist.”

Still, director Anthony Burns, who just worked with Heigl on the dark comedy ‘North of Hell’ said, “She's just a good old girl who likes to speak her mind."

In any case, if there is some truth behind these comments, the new small-screen project may be an opportunity for Heigl to rebuild her reputation.  

What do you think about some of the comments surrounding Heigl’s work-ethic and behavior? Can she rebuild this bad reputation?


- Katherine Heigl

Written by: Robert_Steele
Sep 13th, 2013, 5:07 pm

Images courtesy of Kevin Winter and


Level 1 (22%)
Points: 1.6
Since: 01/Nov/12
Message Posted On Sep 15th, 2013, 1:48 am

Having not spent even a few minutes with her it would not be fair to make any judgement.  However the fact that her mom is on the set at all is rediculous.  Is she a child?  Her mom has no place on the set at all let alone running around bitching.  As far as she calling Knocked Up “sexist” merely means she either endorses being esxist since she agreed to do the film or she's a hypocrit.  That much is fact.



Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2013, 9:23 am
Past her sell by date, if she had one at all. Just boring to even ask about hard working with her. No one here will ever know her enough to care. Just another over-hyped nip and tucked product divorced from reality.

Level 2 (49%)
Points: 7.5
Since: 23/Apr/13
Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2013, 3:37 am

By this logic; is Charlie Sheen a diva?

staff rndampa

Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2013, 2:49 am
what, nothing but speculation today? you guys in a hurry to start the weekend or what?

Level 1 (70%)
Mood: aggravated
Since: 02/Feb/13
Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2013, 2:10 am

Well put, FJ.


Level 1 (54%)
Points: 9.9
Mood: depressed
Since: 15/May/13
Message Posted On Sep 13th, 2013, 6:15 pm

It's just something that goes on in the industry... women are Divas and men are just strong willed. This happens everywhere when people think they have a little power... Don't like it? Don't work with the person... This is harder then you think.

Related news

Fan Made Community Mashup with Parks & Rec

Fans of NBC's Thursday night line-up are in for a real treat.  A video is..

Parks And Recreation Sees Return of Louis C.K

NBC's "Parks and Recreation" is a darling of the Thursday primetime comedy..

The Office Gets Own High-Quality Paper Brand

Is this a case of commercial tie-ins gone too far? The fictional paper..