For years, Katherine Heigl had to deal with countless diva rumors and a handful of PR disasters because of her difficult personality and bad managerial decisions on the part of her mother (and manager). A new piece in The Hollywood Reporter says her career, both on TV and on the big screen, is dead in the water.
Heigl recently signed for an unnamed NBC drama but, in the very damning piece referenced and linked above, she’s exposed as a difficult, disloyal, rude, and very entitled actress who doesn’t stand a chance of making a comeback.
Ironically, aforementioned THR piece begins with the question, “Is there television life after box-office death for Katherine Heigl?”
It then goes on to explain why the answer is a big fat “no,” citing inside sources and top network executives who have had the displeasure to work with Katherine and eventually realized that she was simply not worth it.
You know, just like they say in that L’Oreal ad, only not.
One insider, for instance, recalls “desperately difficult situations” while working with Heigl and her mother / manager, who is always present on all her sets.
“She can cost you time every single day of shooting. Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard. She hit that point of ‘no’,” the insider says.
Movie and network executives reveal – also under the promise of anonymity – that, besides problems on set, Katherine is also impossible to deal with during promotional trails.
If she’s traveling for a movie, the budget goes through the roof because she usually demands the best accommodations for her entire posse, wardrobe, stylists, chefs, the works.
If you think about how disastrously her most recent films performed at the box office, you understand why, at one point, it becomes absurd to even consider covering these expenses for nothing.
The worst part is, THR underlines, that she’s genuinely talented and smart but she’s losing work because no one is handling her image in such a way as to keep all these nasty things about her from getting out.
Right now, insiders claim, no one wants to work with her, she’s persona non-grata.
“A top producer at another network says there were reservations when Heigl’s name came up a few months ago for a project that had been greenlighted to pilot: ‘On many levels, she would have been perfect for the role, but all of us said, She’s not worth it’,” the piece argues.
Camp Heigl hasn’t responded in any way yet but, even if she doesn’t, she must have very strong feelings about this career-ruining piece.