Katherine Heigl, so likable for those precious few days after Knocked Up, continues to encourage us to hate her. First the Grey’s Anatomy star publicly criticized Knocked Up in a Vanity Fair interview, saying that the film “paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight.” Whether that’s true or not (I think it might be), it read as pissy and ungrateful. It was an insight best left out of a national magazine. Then she appeared to be a bossy and demanding friend in a video of her and bestie/Grey’s Anatomy costar T.R. Knight. And now the Emmy-winner has declined to enter herself in this year’s Emmy race because she feels her material on Grey’s was just not up to snuff.
Heigl, through her publicist, said of her decision:
‘’I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization. In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.’’
Which seems all well and good for a second because you think, “Oh! How nice. She’s giving other people a chance.” And then you realize that she has, in fact, once again publicly criticized the people (writers and directors) who work so very hard to keep her employed as a professional make-believer. Voicing one’s opinions and maintaining principles is all well and good, but there’s also such a thing as “tact,” no? We wonder how long she can keep this up before she gets one of those “difficult” reputations in Hollywood, like a Val Kilmer or an Edward Norton.