(Photo: Marie Claire UK)
Katherine Heigl talks career and one very important aspect of it in the August issue of Marie Claire UK magazine.
The actress who starred in such hits as 27 Dresses and Knocked Up was on the rise until she talked openly about sexism in Hollywood and criticized the writing she was given on Grey's Anatomy.
She talks about how that hurt her career in the long run, telling the magazine, "The thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me, and I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."
She says that doing too many romantic comedies while neglecting serious roles provd to be a bad career move. "I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. 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."
And she even thought about leaving the business all together."Oh yeah, I had a moment where, I don't know, 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. I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated and all I wanted to do was simplify."
She is set to star on a new NBC TV show this fall titled State of Affairs. On making her way back to TV she comments to the mag, "There's a part of me that's a Hollywood animal as well. I can't wait to get into the writer's room and see how we do this," she says. "I feel like I'm finally rolling into the next phase of my adulthood."
Read more of her interview after the jump.
[Marie Claire UK]