- Katherine Heigl has felt “betrayed” following backlash over controversial comments she made in 2008.
- The star felt people were turning on her after criticizing ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Knocked Up’.
- Heigl also thinks she’s apologized too much for her statements over the years.
While Katherine Heigl’s career has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years thanks to projects like ‘Suits’ and ‘Firefly Lane’, the star has had no trouble regaining control of her career after making some controversial comments on “Knocked Up” and “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2008.
In a now-infamous interview with Vanity Fair, the star called his character arc of “Grey’s Anatomy” in season four a “scoring strategy” and said “Knocked Up” was “a bit sexist”, although she pointed out that she enjoyed working on the film with Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen.
Heigl has dealt with the ramifications of the interview over the years, but she recently spoke to Red magazine for its February 2023 issue (via Yahoo) about feeling “betrayed” by the backlash.
The actor said: “I’m not the only person in the industry that’s had my ups and downs, but it’s like, as soon as things get too good, there’s this need to say: “Slow down there – let’s humiliate her. ‘”
Heigl went on to say that she was confused by how quickly things changed for her.
She said: “I felt betrayed. I felt confused, wondering, ‘How could they turn on me so quickly? I’m just trying to entertain people. “”
Although the ’27 Dresses’ and ‘The Ugly Truth’ star repeatedly apologized for her comments, she said apologizing did more harm than good because “it weakened me in the eyes of the people. people”.
Heigl explained that by apologizing she was only keeping the issue alive, which only made things worse, and that she should have only apologized once.
She added: I kept apologizing, what I realize now kept giving the whole thing a heartbeat. I thought self-flagellation in front of everyone would make them happy, but it actually made me weaker in people’s eyes and made me feel weak. I now think an apology was enough.”
The actress said she would “always stand up for the things I believe in” but stressed that “spreading dirty laundry is unnecessary and will only fuel gossip.”