Katherine Heigl is hoping to make a serious comeback.
The actress, who is returning to TV in NBC's anticipated State of Affairs, spoke to Marie Claire U.K. about some of her damaging career choices that left her angry at the industry.
"This thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me," she said of the Hollywood machine. "And I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."
While the 35-year-old may have felt betrayed, it also appeared that she bit the hand that fed her, leading her to garner a bad reputation in the biz.
Heigl publicly criticized the show that made her red hot in Hollywood, Grey's Anatomy, by bashing the writing. She also trashed Knocked Up — which helped in her transition from television star to movie star — deeming the film sexist.
"I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. I was so stoked to be doing them. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn't say no," Heigl reflected.
After the 2007 hit Knocked Up, to say Heigl took the rom-com route is an understatement. She went on to star in27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life as We Know It, and One for the Money, each commercially less successful than the one that came before.
"There’s nothing wrong with them, but maybe I overloaded my audience," Heigl admitted, taking partial blame. "I should have done a superhero movie or a psychological thriller."
It's probably not a coincidence that when Heigl ended her run on Grey's Anatomy in 2010, that coincided with the Ashton Kutcher flop Killers, which she never quite recovered from.
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