Katherine Heigl: I Want Some Action, Too

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Katherine Heigl: The Moral Side of Grey's
wants to know when she’s going to get some action.

After seeing the other characters on Grey's Anatomy ride a perpetual roller coaster of hookups, breakups and makeup sex, Heigl went to her boss, show creator Shonda Rhimes, and asked why she's been left out.

“I said, ‘Why doesn’t Izzie get any action?’

"She said, ‘Izzie doesn’t sleep around,’" Heigl told the New York Post. "The writers incorporate a lot of our own personalities into the characters. I cook, I bake, I knit. Izzie’s the super moral version of me."

As the heart and soul of this increasingly sex-filled series, Heigl has to take the high road - because nobody else on the show knows where it is.

Almost midway through the show’s third season, Izzie has now become the show’s heroine. It used to be Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), queen of the romantic dilemmas. But lately, she’s been a little dopey, what with the endless McDreamy soliloquies and all.

Then Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) was in the spotlight, when it was revealed that she had a heart under her cutthroat exterior. As they go on the back burner, Izzie is a welcome, calming presence, despite the devastation she endured when she failed to save her patient and fiance, Denny Duquette.

After nearly derailing her career by violating hospital rules with regard to his care, Izzie, said Heigl, was not cut out to be a doctor. But the writers on Grey’s Anatomy disagreed and gave Dr. Stevens a second chance.

“At the beginning of the season they were trying to show how lost Izzie was. She lost her optimism. She realizes now that life is difficult, but she still tries very hard to see the best in people,” Heigl said.

Besides the formidable Dr. Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Izzie seems to be the only adult intern at Seattle Grace. Her character has achieved a depth lacking in her fellow interns.

“Denny’s death matured Izzie in a very sobering way,” says Betsy Beers, the show’s supervising executive producer. “She’s marked for life.”

When Izzie is feeling more confident, Heigl hopes she will eventually Izzie have a relationship with Alex Karev (Justin Chambers).

“I believe on some level, there’s a connection between Izzie and Alex,” she said. “He can do honorable things even though he’s cutting and sarcastic. I would like to ultimately see them together, if not this season, then next. Initially, she was trying to change him too much.”

Despite all of Izzie’s tragedies, Heigl is relishing her moment in the sun and the show’s incredible popularity.

“It’s so satisfying. It sucks being on a show that no one watches,” she said. “The roles for women are really great on television and they really don’t have that in film. You’re lucky if you get to play the girlfriend.”

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


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yeah,i think its cool that she wants to go out with him.hmmm,i was thinking......in real life.how would that go?


I want Alex to be with Addison....I loved him with Izzie, but i think they are better as friends right now...it is to soon for Izzie.


I am glad that Katie Heigl is thinking along the lines of a relationship between Izzie and Alex. I thought they were very cute together before the Denny storyline. There is something about Alex that you just have to like inspite of some of the things he does and says. For me I think it has to do with his background and the bad childhood and overcoming those odds to be someone that can still care about a premature baby, or want to fit in with the boys on the camping trip. He has many layers and I hope we see more of them and that they include a relationship with Izzie. Justin Chambers really is a cutie and Alex and Izzie make a gorgeous couple.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.