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Katherine Heigl: Rom Coms roles ruined my career

Freya Drohan

Published 03/07/2014 | 16:33

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CULVER CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  Actress Katherine Heigl attends united4: good and Variety Magazine Present "united4:humanity" at Sony Pictures Studios on February 27, 2014 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actress Katherine Heigl attends united4: good and Variety Magazine Present "united4:humanity" at Sony Pictures Studios on February 27, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The actress believes the genre that made her a household name is also responsible…

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The 35-year-old star made the comment to Marie Claire magazine, ahead of her new TV show ‘State of Affairs’.

She will also be appearing in an animated movie called ‘The Nut Job’.

After lead roles in films such as ‘The Ugly Truth’ and ‘27 Dresses’, she took a break from her career in 2009 to focus on her family.

Katherine said she took some time out to distance herself from the role she had been typecast in and to “reevaluate her career goals”:

“This thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me,' she said of the Hollywood industry. “And I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me.”

“I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. I was so stoked to be doing them. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn’t say no. There’s nothing wrong with them, but maybe I overloaded my audience.”

The mum of two, who also appeared in the medical tv drama Grey’s Anatomy, said she would like to try her hand at a superhero character or star in a psychological thriller:

“I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down. That was part of why I took that time off, to ask myself, "What do I want? What am I looking for?" and shut down all the noise.'

“I feel like I’m finally rolling into the next phase of my adulthood.”

Watch this space.

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