Katherine Heigl Earns Co-Stars' Praise

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A week after Katherine Heigl ripped her employers over issues surrounding stalled contract renegotiations, her Grey's Anatomy co-stars are saying they enjoy working with the actress.

"She's a super-talented girl," co-star Kate Walsh told People Sunday at the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment Dreamgirls luncheon in Beverly Hills. "Everyone's just working hard."

As for contract re-negotiations, Walsh, whose character, Addison Montgomery, is the subject of a possible Grey's Anatomy spinoff, said, "I literally just worked with Katherine the other night. We just go to work. I don't know. I don't really get into all the stuff. Everybody is doing their own thing with negotiations."

One of Heigl's other co-stars, Sara Ramirez, says of the actress who plays Dr. Izzie Stevens on the hit ABC show: "She's lovely. Everybody's very professional - not just Katherine - but everybody else too."

"At the end of the day, we all have to be grateful for our jobs. We're working actors, and not only that, we're on a hit show," Ramirez added.

Last week, Heigl's contract negations became public, and she eventually issued a statement criticizing both ABC and Touchstone, saying she was "embarrassed" and had been treated with disrespect.

"I am embarrassed that this has become a public matter and disappointed that Touchstone felt it necessary to divulge private employment information," Heigl said. "I had hoped I would be able to deal with this issue confidentially with my bosses. I dropped out of the renegotiation simply because I wanted to treat myself with the respect I was not getting from them."

Heigl, according to a statement ABC released, is contractually obligated to remain on the highly rated TV show for "several years," and is "an integral part of Grey's Anatomy and its success."

Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, who was honored at Sunday's NABFEME luncheon, had no comment.

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

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i loveee kate walsh. although im not sure about her spin-off..

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