Izzie? Who’s Izzie? Katherine Heigl confirms that she shan’t be returning to the set of Grey’s Anatomy—which she’s been noticeably absent from of late. “I’m done. We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.” And sorry, fans…that “amicable and gracious way of letting go” will not involve her returning to tie up any loose ends, making her final appearance in January truly her final appearance. “I know I’m disappointing the fans. I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”
Though Heigl claims motherhood—and not her rising movie stardom—is what caused her new outlook (“I started a family and it changed everything for me”), we can’t imagine frienemy co-stars like Ellen Pompeo and the writers she dissed by pulling her name from Emmy consideration in 2008 will be sad to see her go. And now she won’t have to deal with those 17-hour-work days…unless her movie stardom goes the way of Shelley Long‘s.
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