Katherine Heigl reveals the real reason behind ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ exit

Sharing is caring!


Katherine Heigl is addressing her controversial departure from Grey’s Anatomy.

The 42-year-old actress left the show back in 2010 after six seasons on the medical drama.

In a new excerpt from Lynette Rice’s book How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy, she sets the record straight for why she decided to exit the show.

Katherine shared that several things were contributing to her decision. When she learned that the network was planning to increase the salaries of co-stars Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington, she publicly stated that she would not renegotiate her contract.

NEWER  OLDERSAT, 18 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 3:04 PMhttps://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.f88235f49a156f8b4cab34c7bc1a0acc.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&size=m&text=Katherine%20Heigl%20Reveals%20the%20Real%20Reason%20Behind%20Her%20Exit%20from%20%27Grey%27s%20Anatomy%27&time=1632064460021&type=share&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&via=JustJared

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from 'Grey's Anatomy'

Katherine Heigl is addressing her controversial departure from Grey’s Anatomy.

The 42-year-old actress left the show back in 2010 after six seasons on the medical drama.

In a new excerpt from Lynette Rice‘s book How To Save A Life: The Inside Story Of Grey’s Anatomy, she set the record straight about why she decided to exit the show.

Katherine shared that there were a number of things contributing to her decision. When she learned that the network was planning to increase the salaries of co-stars Ellen PompeoPatrick DempseySandra Oh and Isaiah Washington, she publicly stated she would not be renegotiating her contract.

“In this town, women who don’t just snap and say, ‘Okay, yessir, yes, ma’am’ start to get a reputation for being difficult. I’ve decided it’s not worth it to me to be pushed around so much,” she said.

Things continued to escalate after Katherine withdrew herself from the Emmy consideration, which was seen taking a shot at series creator Shonda Rhimes.

NEWER  OLDERSAT, 18 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 3:04 PMhttps://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.f88235f49a156f8b4cab34c7bc1a0acc.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&size=m&text=Katherine%20Heigl%20Reveals%20the%20Real%20Reason%20Behind%20Her%20Exit%20from%20%27Grey%27s%20Anatomy%27&time=1632064460021&type=share&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&via=JustJared

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from 'Grey's Anatomy'

Katherine Heigl is addressing her controversial departure from Grey’s Anatomy.

The 42-year-old actress left the show back in 2010 after six seasons on the medical drama.

In a new excerpt from Lynette Rice‘s book How To Save A Life: The Inside Story Of Grey’s Anatomy, she set the record straight about why she decided to exit the show.

Katherine shared that there were a number of things contributing to her decision. When she learned that the network was planning to increase the salaries of co-stars Ellen PompeoPatrick DempseySandra Oh and Isaiah Washington, she publicly stated she would not be renegotiating her contract.

“In this town, women who don’t just snap and say, ‘Okay, yessir, yes, ma’am’ start to get a reputation for being difficult. I’ve decided it’s not worth it to me to be pushed around so much,” she said.

Reflecting on her decision to pull out of the award show, the actress said that though she didn’t think it was a big deal, she understands why it created so much controversy.

NEWER  OLDERSAT, 18 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 3:04 PMhttps://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.f88235f49a156f8b4cab34c7bc1a0acc.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&size=m&text=Katherine%20Heigl%20Reveals%20the%20Real%20Reason%20Behind%20Her%20Exit%20from%20%27Grey%27s%20Anatomy%27&time=1632064460021&type=share&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&via=JustJared

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from 'Grey's Anatomy'

Katherine Heigl is addressing her controversial departure from Grey’s Anatomy.

The 42-year-old actress left the show back in 2010 after six seasons on the medical drama.

In a new excerpt from Lynette Rice‘s book How To Save A Life: The Inside Story Of Grey’s Anatomy, she set the record straight about why she decided to exit the show.

Katherine shared that there were a number of things contributing to her decision. When she learned that the network was planning to increase the salaries of co-stars Ellen PompeoPatrick DempseySandra Oh and Isaiah Washington, she publicly stated she would not be renegotiating her contract.

“In this town, women who don’t just snap and say, ‘Okay, yessir, yes, ma’am’ start to get a reputation for being difficult. I’ve decided it’s not worth it to me to be pushed around so much,” she said.

Katherine further said that the real reason for her departure from the show was to become a mother for the first time.

NEWER  OLDERSAT, 18 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 3:04 PMhttps://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.f88235f49a156f8b4cab34c7bc1a0acc.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&size=m&text=Katherine%20Heigl%20Reveals%20the%20Real%20Reason%20Behind%20Her%20Exit%20from%20%27Grey%27s%20Anatomy%27&time=1632064460021&type=share&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justjared.com%2F2021%2F09%2F18%2Fkatherine-heigl-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-her-exit-from-greys-anatomy%2F&via=JustJared

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Katherine Heigl Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Exit from 'Grey's Anatomy'

Katherine Heigl is addressing her controversial departure from Grey’s Anatomy.

The 42-year-old actress left the show back in 2010 after six seasons on the medical drama.

In a new excerpt from Lynette Rice‘s book How To Save A Life: The Inside Story Of Grey’s Anatomy, she set the record straight about why she decided to exit the show.

Katherine shared that there were a number of things contributing to her decision. When she learned that the network was planning to increase the salaries of co-stars Ellen PompeoPatrick DempseySandra Oh and Isaiah Washington, she publicly stated she would not be renegotiating her contract.

“In this town, women who don’t just snap and say, ‘Okay, yessir, yes, ma’am’ start to get a reputation for being difficult. I’ve decided it’s not worth it to me to be pushed around so much,” she said.

She and Shonda tried to find a solution that would accommodate both parties, but were unable to make it work.

“[Shonda] wanted to try to figure out how I could do both [parenting and Grey’s], and I kind of wanted to do both. There wasn’t a great way to compromise the work schedule that didn’t negatively affect the crew or the cast. It wasn’t feeling fair to them or the show to ask them to bend around my needs,” she said.

However, two unnamed sources shared different accounts of what happened. According to a former ABC executive, Shonda and former network president Steve McPherson became “so fed up with it all, they just said, ‘Get her out.’”

“so fed up with it all, they just said, ‘Get her out.’”

Katherine says she takes responsibility for some of the media firestorm that followed her exit.

Posted to: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.