Katherine Heigl Really Misses Grey's Anatomy!

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There was a time, a few years ago, when it seemed like every week brought some new story about Katherine Heigl and her unhappiness with Grey's Anatomy. Now that she's long gone, the reverse seems to be true.

Heigl admitted again on Monday that she regrets having left the ABC drama.

The actress, who said last week that she would return to Grey's Anatomy if asked, responded to Barbara Walters' question of whether she misses the show and is sorry she left as such: “Oh yeah, sometimes.”

“You miss it - I miss it,” Katherine continued as she cuddled daughter Naleigh, who earlier ran up on stage and decided to join her mom’s interview. “I miss my friends. It was a great work environment."

Katherine Heigl, Daughter

"We all got along really well, and it becomes a family. I spent six years with these people every day. We grew together up in a way,” said the 33-year-old, who's promoting her new film One For the Money.

Katherine said she has not been asked back yet to play Dr. Izzie Stevens, a role she debuted with the show in the spring of 2005 and left on difficult terms in 2010, but she would be willing to rejoin the fold.

“I think that for me, it’s sort of… I want them to know that I’m down with it if they want me to, but I understand if it doesn’t necessarily work into [the story],” she said. “They’ve got a lot of storylines going on there.”

Heigl's headline-raising spree began in 2008, when she withdrew her name from Emmy contention, telling the Los Angeles Times she didn't feel she was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination.

She had won the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 2007.

Katherine also made her contract dispute with the show public, complained about working long days, and even told USA Today that she had started to dislike her character before her departure.

It looks like time has changed her perspective, however. Think she'll ever be asked back by the show, even for a cameo? Is that something you, as a longtime fan, would like to see occur?

Tell us: Do you want Katherine Heigl back on Grey's Anatomy?

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I find it hard to believe that KH would want to return full time to GA. We fans were told that the door would be left open for her if she wanted to come back just for closure with Alex. Now from what I have been reading is that those in charge on GA don't want her back, so who are we to believe. I guess time will tell.


i think it would be nice for her to return as a guest star to just wrap up her character FULLY. plus it would be fun to see alex freak out. but no. definitely dont want her to become a regular again.


Oh God, please NO! The whole thing about Izzie is okay for me until the whole Deny Duquette tragedy. She's a lunatic pain in the ass character. And after all the she being so miserable, then George got married to Callie then she hates Callie for no reason, then admits she loves George made Callie sad, then she goes for Alex... zzz I don't want to have her EVER again in G.A. Please just stay the hell away.


@bazuka74 Lol. I've watched it too. It was always on in Hallmark. And I do agree, some actresses do start off that way. It is what it is. I just really hate how she seems to be ungrateful to whoever she works with.


@MJ_MCBelle OMG, I remember when I was ill a few years back I was watching everything that was available on the box & I do remember watching that 'Love comes softly' & then 'Love's enduring promise', lolol... I can be forgiven for watching those, I wasn't well at the time, haha... Thanks for reminding me, I totally forgot about it, Jennifer Garner had the same beginning 'coz she also started from TV films such as 'Rose Hill' but, KH is not Jennifer, girls like Jen have their heads screwed on the right way, unlike kH.


God no, please no! Although her character explored different directions from the rest of the cast. Her character brought a lot of negativity to certain episodes as others before me have said she argues with everyone and plays innoccent Izzie as if she is blissfully unaware or accountable for her actions. I would not like her to return regardless of how much she misses being a part of the Grey's Anatomy family. Bringing her character back would surely be a death wish to the season.


Continuing again... My plea to Shonda...don't let her back in. Temporary or permanent. No, please. And I do agree. If someone should come back, it should be Burke. He's really quite amazing with Cristina. The chemistry, the professional and romantic relationship are unique. I like Cristina with Owen but what she had with Burke is different. It would be a nice twist to have him back especially with Owen still blaming Cristina for not having a kid. I understand him, he wanted a kid and she had an abortion but I understand her too, she wouldn't be a good mother if she didn't want the kid. No, Heigl, no.


Continuing... She seems to piss off everyone she works with. Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen, she trashed them after she claimed a scene in Knocked Up was unrealistic. What has she been doing in her movies? Vibrating panties (from The Ugly Truth)? And bad wigs (from One for the Money)? All she's been doing are romcoms. She's not Meryl Streep. And before Grey's, she was doing Janette Oke's book-turned-movies i.e. Love's Enduring Promise No one knew her before Grey's. That put her name out there and even now, she's stuck on romcoms with cheesy lines. It's embarrasing that she's claiming that she wants back in.


She didn't die. She almost died on the end of Season 5 but she didn't. She got better and she walked out on Alex when she found out he told the Chief to fire her. He didn't. He told the Chief that she's getting better and the job is important to her. She was gone for awhile and he was mad that she didn't give him the benefit of the doubt. When she came back, he told her that he deserves someone who would stay. Like I've said in my earlier comment, she shouldn't be brought back. Alex deserves better, Grey's deserve better and the fans deserve so much better. She walked out in the middle of the season. And I agree, Isaiah Washington had issues in the middle of the season but he's professional enough to stay until the end of Season 3 so his character has a proper ending even though he knew he's not going to return.


I think that she should get back on the show.. But didnt she die? If she died how is she going to come back on the show.. But either way fi she didnt and im wrong please bring her back!

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