Katherine Heigl Says Doing Rom-Coms Ruined Her Career

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
Katherine Heigl Says Doing Rom-Coms Ruined Her Career

In 2009, Katherine Heigl decided to quit her flourishing Hollywood career to focus on raising a family. But the actress returns from her hiatus with a new TV series called “State of Affairs,” which starts airing in November 2014 on NBC, and a new animated movie entitled “The Nut Job.” Read further to learn more about what Katherine Heigl has been up to since her short absence from Hollywood.

In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, the actress admitted that having done many romantic comedies in the past has made her regret some of her career choices.


“I should have done a superhero movie or a psychological thriller,” relayed Heigl in the Marie Claire interview, who assessed that she may have “overloaded” her audience because she couldn’t say no to doing rom-coms. The actress starred in films like “27 Dresses,” “The Ugly Truth” and “Knocked Up,” which all earned decent box office records.

While she loved doing movies under this genre, Heigl said that it stopped challenging her creativity; and for a while, she thought that she would quit Hollywood for good. Now back from semi-retirement, the actress has picked a project that many in Hollywood may not have expected from her.

Heigl will soon headline in NBC’s “State of Affairs,” a political drama series about a CIA analyst. She feels that doing the TV series is like “rolling into the next phase of adulthood,” especially since she’s also executive producing the show.

Heigl has carefully laid out her return to acting, citing that she had specifically asked that her new show be only 15-episodes long, as opposed to the usual 22-24 episodes for a network drama. This way, she can still go back home to Utah and work on other things.

“State of Affairs” marks her return to TV after doing five seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy,” where she was one of the important characters, Izzie Stevens. Back then, she left the TV show to focus on her movie career.

And that’s the latest on Katherine Heigl, who will soon be seen on the small screen via “State of Affairs.” For more news and updates about the actress and her TV show, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).


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