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1:16 pm - 12/08/2012

Shonda Rhimes: Katherine Heigl Hurt Me

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Shonda Rhimes and her Scandal star Kerry Washington are the focus of Sunday's all-new episode of Oprah's Next Chapter, and in addition to talking about the importance of their addictive Thursday night series, Rhimes looks back on one of her more frustrating professional moments.

In 2008, Katherine Heigl notoriously pulled her name from Emmy contention, saying that she didn't feel the material she was given that year warranted consideration. "On some level, it stung," Rhimes tells Oprah Winfrey. "But on some level I was not surprised. When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well."

Winfrey then goes on to ask Rhimes what accomplishment she's most proud of. "I'm most proud of the fact that I have figured out how to exist as both a creative person and artist and a businesswoman and a manager," she says. "Because those two things do not go together. For a long time I really had a hard time with the idea that I was supposed to be this person who lived inside her head and created things, but also managed a bunch of people and had to lead a group of people."

Rhimes adds, "But those two things came together, and I'm really proud of how that works now."

Check out a sneak peek clip and tune in to Oprah's Next Chapter every Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN.

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three fierce women in a room. I'm watching the hell out of this!
pirate_twin 8th-Dec-2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
I can't fathom why people don't understand this.
kurtvonnegut 8th-Dec-2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
if they wanted to be a writer, be a writer. i can't believe people honestly think an actor should have a say in their character.
starchain 8th-Dec-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
I don't think actors have a say in their character but I do think that when a characters you've been portraying for years starts acting nothing like herself it can be difficult to keep up the good work.
I work in the business and while I spend most of my time loathing actors because they're entitled and spoiled and think they're god's gift to humanity, there are some things I respect about the craft and I know it's a delicate balance. If the writing is shitty, you career and people's perception of your ability are on the line so you have a right to speak up.
kurtvonnegut 8th-Dec-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
yeah - to the WRITERS, not the public.
starchain 8th-Dec-2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
she probably did
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