Katherine Heigl admitted on Monday that – at times — she regrets having left “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“Oh yeah, sometimes,” she said on Monday’s “The View,” when Barbara Walters asked the “One for the Money” actress if she was sorry she left the ABC drama.
“You miss it — I miss it,” Katherine continued as she cuddled daughter Naleigh, who earlier ran up on stage and decided to join her mom’s interview. “I miss my friends. It was a great work environment in that we all got along really well, and it becomes a family. I spent six years with these people every day… We grew up in a way.”
Katherine said she has not been asked back yet to play Dr. Izzie Stevens, a role she left in 2010, but she would be willing to rejoin the fold.
“I think that for me, it’s sort of… I want them to know that I’m down with it if they want me to, but I completely understand if it doesn’t necessarily work into [the story],” she said. “They’ve got a lot of storylines going on there.”
The actress had a headline-raising run during her time on “Grey’s,” including in 2008, when she withdrew her name from Emmy contention, telling the Los Angeles Times’ Gold Derby at the time, “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, I withdrew my name from contention.”
She also told USA Today in 2010, after she left “Grey’s,” that she had started to dislike her character before her departure.
“I felt very protective of Izzie. I really loved her,” Katherine told the paper in June 2010. “I felt she was an admirable woman who certainly made mistakes. But I was starting to not like her, and that bothered me.”