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?