Katherine Heigl blames her honesty in Hollywood and harsh critics for the downfalls in her Hollywood acting career.
The once fan-favored romantic comedy queen's future came to a screeching halt when she openly criticized the writing she was given on Grey's Anatomy and freely said that Hollywood was full of sexism. While many appreciated her honesty and candor about the acting world, professionals in Tinseltown were not very happy with the actress' ill comments.
Heigl quickly became back-balled by critics as her projects were constantly blasted and picked apart. But, the Knocked Up star kept on working and landing movie roles, which further fueled the negative propaganda against her.
In an interview with Marie Claire UK, Heigl revealed her tribulations over the past few years and was able to tell her side of the story. "My best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me," she said. "And I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."
The 35-year-old mother of two agrees some of the critical comments she received were because of her choice to stick with romantic comedies and not accept more serious roles. "I love romantic comedies. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn't say no."
But, the blonde beauty still felt the extra hard criticism she received over time was not all that well-deserved.
Feeling worn down, Heigl took some time off to figure out what she wanted and to "shut down all the noise." She even considered walking away from stardom permanently. "I was thinking I'd maybe open a knitting store, get my money out of retirement accounts and live off that."
However, the Utah native has decided to return and try once more, this time with a brand new NBC series, State of Affairs, where she portrays a CIA analyst.
"I can't wait to into the writer's room and see how we do this," she said. "I feel like I'm finally rolling into the next phase of my adulthood."
Surely, Heigl is also glad to change things up a bit after all those Nyquil ads and commercials she's been starring in.