Katherine Heigl has reportedly been blacklisted by a few executives in Hollywood.
What did the actress do to earn her a spot on the “do not work with” list? Well, apparently she’s a nightmare on set.
A new report by the Hollywood Reporter claims that Heigl has made more enemies than friends during her rise to fame. The actress has reportedly been so difficult in the past that several studios won’t even consider her for a role anymore.
One source said: “She can cost you time every single day of shooting… Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day.”
In addition to difficult behavior on set, Heigl has also earned a reputation for bad mouthing her projects. Heigl called her movie Knocked Up “sexist.” She also withdrew her name from Emmy consideration because she didn’t think the writing on Grey’s Anatomy was good enough.
The report speculates that studios would have continued to put up with Heigl’s attitude but the actress hasn’t had a major hit in about five years. In 2009, The Ugly Truth brought in $200 million at the box office. Her recent movies, however, haven’t had the same success. One For The Money only brought in $37 million worldwide and earned a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The NY Daily News notes that a network executive reportedly passed up on Heigl for a lead in a TV series because the actress “wasn’t worth it.”
A source said: “On many levels, she would have been perfect for the role, but all of us said, ‘She’s not worth it.’”
Heigl may have made some enemies in Hollywood but that hardly means that her career is over. She still has a few films in production and she will soon be starring in a new TV show.
A source close to the actress said that Heigl knows that she has to prove herself again and that she’s ready to do the work on television.
Heigl said: “She’s really determined to put everything behind her… The only way to do that is to go to work in film or television with good people and for those people to have good things to report back. And it’s not an overnight thing.”