Katherine Heigl as Dr. Isobel “Izzy” Stevens on ABC’s gray’s anatomy. She was one of the original cast members along with Ellen Pompeo, TR Knight, Sandra Oh and Justin Chambers. In the past, Heigl has been vocal about the alleged status of working on the medical drama. Now, she’s opening up about the experience of bringing awareness to an important cause.
Katherine Heigl details poor working conditions on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) calls for better working conditions for individuals employed in television and film production. In support of the cause, Heigl posted a note instagram which drew attention to his earlier comments about the supposedly strenuous working conditions gray’s anatomy.
“Some of you will remember that 10 years ago I was very vocal about the absurdity of working hours and actors being forced into production,” she wrote. “After I kicked my a** for speaking too publicly and for many years.”
Heigl further said that she stands firmly with IATSE. “When I first spoke, I was speaking on behalf of myself and my crew. gray key,” she continued. “It is time to make fair and fair working conditions, wages and hours more than just a priority; They need to be role models. Period. To all the crew on all the sets in this great big world of ours. I’m with you, I support you.”
Reference to recent comments a Old interview with David Letterman Feather Late Show with David Letterman. In 2009, Heigl made a special appearance on the talk show detailing his alleged working condition on the medical drama. She told the host: “Our first day was a Wednesday. It was – I keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them – a 17 hour day, which I think is cruel and mean.
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For six seasons, Heigl starred in the medical drama gray’s anatomy. In 2007, the actor earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In 2010, Heigl decided to leave the show forever.
Meanwhile, there were controversial circumstances surrounding her unexpected exit. In 2008, Heigl withdrew his name from the Emmys nominations. Many saw it as a dig at the producers and writers of the show. As a result, the action became a highly publicized controversy, leading to the actor being labeled as “difficult” in Hollywood.
“I didn’t think I was material for an Emmy nomination this season,” she said at the time. “Also, I potentially didn’t want to take the opportunity from an actor who was given such material.”
Two years later, after Heigl reportedly did not turn up for work on the show, lead producer Shonda Rhimes released her from her contract. However, the actor later revealed that she left gray’s anatomy because of his family.
“I started a family, and it changed everything. It changed my desire to work full time,” she explained Lynette Rice’s Tell-All Book How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy. “I went on family vacation, and just became a mom, and it changed my whole perspective. That was a really turning point.”
Will Izzy Stevens Return To ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?
After he left, Heigl did not return gray’s anatomy. Many fans have wondered whether Izzy Stevens will return to the Seattle Grace. But, the actor feels that a comeback is impossible.
during a 2021 Access Interview, Heigl addressed a possible return to medical drama. While the actor said, “Never say never,” he urged fans not to get their hopes up. “It’s really not entirely up to me,” she said. “I’d say never. However, I don’t want to dash people’s expectations… It’s not likely. So, I don’t know. I’m sorry.”
gray’s anatomy Season 18 premieres September 30 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.