Katherine Heigl: I felt betrayed and wanted to quit acting


Speaking to Britain’s Marie Claire, Catherine Heigl has revealed she was seriously thinking about quitting acting following an article by the Hollywood Reporter where she was heavily criticized and deemed “difficult to work with”.

She said: “The thing that was my best friend for a long time (my career) suddenly turned on me. And I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me.”

Heigl also admits she signed on for too many romantic comedies.

“I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn’t say no,” she said.

katherine“I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down. That was part of why I took that time off, to ask myself, ‘What do I want? What am I looking for?’ and shut down all the noise.”

Things got pretty bad for Catherine and she took some time to reevaluate her career goals and came close to leaving Hollywood for good.

“Oh yeah, I had a moment where, I don’t know, I was thinking I’d maybe open a knitting store, get my money out of retirement accounts and live off that, live off the land,” she explained.

“I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated and all I wanted to do was simplify.”

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