How Katherine Heigl Overcomes Jitters

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We know Katherine Heigl is beautiful, and that's she's done a great deal of modeling over the years. But that doesn't mean she's not modest -- or that stripping on the set comes easy for her.

Heigl recently revealed her unusual, but effective method for dealing with what was an uncomfortable situation. In order to overcome her shyness over filming scenes in the near-buff for Grey's Anatomy, she jokingly asked the crew to drop their clothes as well.

Katherine admits she felt uncomfortable when she had to shoot her first underwear scene as Izzie Stevens in the sometimes-racy drama series, and was thrilled when the staff and crew complied with her half-serious request.

"I'm very comfortable with my body. I'm super okay with it in the dark in my own home; that's fine," Heigl said. "But, on a set in front of not only an entire crew, but then we had a whole bunch of background actors for this one particular scene I had to do... It was a very empowering scene but I felt very insecure and very scared."

That's when Katherine's idea came to her.

"I jokingly said to the director... 'Why don't you get in your underwear, if I have to get in my underwear?' And he actually did... and then so did the crew. It was fun. It definitely relieved a lot of the tension for me. It took a lot of the eyes off me, which was nice."

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)