11 years later, Katherine Heigl tells the whole truth about her departure from Grey’s Anatomy


“The rumors that I refused to resume filming were totally untrue.”

It has already been 11 years since she left the medical drama of Shonda rhimes. But not by slamming the door, if we are to believe Katherine heigl. The former star of Grey’s Anatomy recounts the circumstances that led to his departure, in the book How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy, which has just been released in the USA.

“I had just started a family and it changed everything for me. It changed my desire to work full time. I went on parental leave. I had just become a mom, and it completely changed my perspective on things.”

According to her, discussions have taken place with the creator of Shonda rhimes about his desire to turn the page Grey’s Anatomy : “Before I returned from leave, I spoke to Shonda again about wanting to leave. Then I waited at home until I was given formal permission to leave the show. The rumors that I refused to resume filming were totally untrue. “

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Katherine heigl develops by recounting that Shonda Rhimes tried to get her star actress to combine her life as a mom and Grey’s Anatomy. “And I wanted to do both in a way. But at the end of the day, there really wasn’t a perfect solution to adjusting my filming schedule to my privacy, without affecting the crew or the cast. It wasn’t fair for them, for the others or for the show to ask them to comply with my needs. “

Looking back, the actress regrets all the words that came out in the wake of her departure, in the media, ensuring that she never blamed the production of Grey’s Anatomy : “For me, life is about humility and gratitude. And I tried really hard to have those qualities and to be that person. I was disappointed with myself for not having been able to handle the situation. But at the end of the day, of course, I’m thankful for the show. How could it be otherwise? “

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