If Katherine Heigl
were to have her way, she'd stay on Grey's Anatomy
. The actress who plays cancer-stricken Izzie Stevens told the press at a party marking the show's 100th episode that she's willing to defy her stage 4 metastatic melanoma (that has spread to her brain, liver, and skin) if creator Shonda Rhimes would let her stay in Seattle Grace. As things stand, however, even Heigl herself doesn't know if Izzie is going to survive the predicament she's currently finds herself in.
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"I was assuming that [Izzie was being written off] and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head.... I don't know if that's a yes or a no," she told the Associated Press. "No one will tell me, and I don't know how this is going to go."
Easily one of the most enthralling storylines on Grey's Anatomy
today, Heigl maintains that she's in the dark as to whether or not her character would survive the battery of surgeries and out-of-patient procedures that she had to endure.
"I don't know if I live or die," Heigl, 30, said.
Since last summer's I-wasn't-given-Emmy-worthy-material debacle, Heigl appeared to be on her way out. Fellow cast member James Pickens Jr.
sort of confirmed the rumors that both she and TR Knight were leaving Grey's Anatomy
, only to be quickly refuted by Rhimes, who described them as “out of context” and simply "not true."
The Knocked Up
star is reportedly in demand on the big screen, with the rom-com The Ugly Truth
and Five Killers
opposite Ashton Kutcher the next on her agenda. Asked whether she is willing to juggle her television series and several film roles, she says she would be “more than happy” to make that compromise.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
(Image courtesy of ABC)