Katherine has been engaged to singer Josh Kelley since last spring, but she told Access that wedding plans are on hold for the time being because of their hectic schedules. “It’s unfortunate that we never seem to be able to find the time to sit down and decide anything, and plan something,” said Heigl. But the couple did find the time to attend the film’s premiere together in LA Monday night.
“Oh it’s amazing,” said Katherine, as she showed Access her engagement ring. “I’m so, so grateful he could be here. He’s been on tour forever and we haven’t spent more then I think five days together in over two months. So I was just happy that he had a night off and could come.”
One person who couldn’t come to the premiere was Katherine’s good friend (and Grey’s Anatomy castmate), T.R. Knight. “[He] totally ditched me for the Obie Awards,” she said in mock disdain. “What a bad friend. The Obie Awards, why? Why would you ditch me for that? Never forgive you.”
Her tune changed, however, when she was reminded that she’d be seeing him in a week. “Yes he’s gonna come and visit me. Okay, now I like [him] again, we’re friends again,” she said, laughing. “I’m doing a film in Providence, and he’s only coming so we can drive to Newport and hang out in Newport. He doesn’t want to see me, he wants to go to the mansions in Newport.”
Earlier, Katherine told Access what she thought about recent photos of Knight that showed him out and about with bright red hair. “I love this — now that’s a man with some courage,” she said, noting that this isn’t the first time Knight has died his hair a vibrant color. “He did it last season too,” she remarked. “During hiatus he did it blue. Just a new look, a new feel, a new vibe. It’s red, it’s blue, it’s green next year. It’s yellow maybe next time… it’s just T.R. Knight with red hair.”
While Katherine was rumored to have been unhappy with her salary negotiations, she told Access that she would be returning to “Grey’s Anatomy” next season. “Yeah, I think so,” she said of the return, but quickly amended herself. “Geez, I don’t know. I haven’t got my pick up letter yet — I’m just assuming.” She joked, “Wouldn’t that be terrible? I’m like, ‘Yeah of course’ and then two months from now we’re doing this interview and I’m like ‘I don’t know, they just…’”
But regardless of her future on the hit ABC show, Katherine has cemented herself as a Hollywood star, with a profile that will only increase after “Knocked Up” hits theaters June 1st. It may call to mind the career of another TV doctor — George Clooney — who transitioned from episodic television (”E.R.”) to a huge career on the big screen.
“That would be cool if that could happen,” she told Access, saying that the comparison was “sweet.”
“I don’t talk about it, I just say I’m gonna be,” she joked. “I’m gonna be the next George Clooney, you wait!”