NEW YORK — It’s been more than two years since Katherine Heigl left her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on the hit show “Grey’s Anatomy.” Rumors swirled that Heigl had behaved like a diva on the set, and after five seasons she left to focus on her movie career and being a mom to her adopted daughter.
Yet it seems she’s had a change of heart. At the New York premiere of her new flick “One for the Money,” which hits theaters on Friday, Heigl told MTV News she would love to return to “Grey’s Anatomy” to find out what happened to her beloved character.
“There was something about her that I really loved. I thought she was such an interesting character and her backstory, the fact that she was raised in a trailer park and had to give a child up for adoption, put herself through med school and was standing there actually doing the work and going for it, so smart, sort of strong-willed,” Heigl said. “I thought she was kind of a great character — there’s nothing about her I didn’t like.”
Back in October 2010 Heigl told MTV News that she was certain she would not return to Seattle Grace since she didn’t want to feel her plotline was forced. “I can’t think of any way that she could come back gracefully that wouldn’t just feel manipulative,” the actress explained. “And it’s hard, because I really wonder what she’s doing and where she is and what happened, but that is over for me now.”
Yet Heigl now seems ready to reconsider and already has an idea of what could happen to Izzie. “I’ve thought about this a lot, actually. I would love it if Izzie came back actually having really just sort of gotten to the next level,” Heigl said. “She was always sort of one step behind and struggling with her career, and then she went though all these awful things, the death of her friend, the death of her fiancé, her own near death and then the dissolving of her own marriage. I just want the girl to win, just once. So I want her to come back and have really succeeded at whatever hospital she went to work at with her tail between her legs and maybe they’ve made her head of surgery or she’s invented some surgical method; that would be awesome.”
With all the ups and downs she experienced on “Grey’s Anatomy,” there is one thing she wish she could change: her acting. “I think there’s a lot of scenes where I wish I had performed them better,” Heigl said.
“You’re always like, ’Oh, I wish I could take that back.’ ”
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