Heigl’s comments labeled her “difficult” in Hollywood for years, and her career unquestionably suffered as a result. But now one of hers ex Grey’s Anatomy co-stars is speaking in his defense.
In a recent episode of his podcast Tell me about Ellen Pompeo, Grey Star Ellen Pompeo defended her former co-star, calling her a “hero.”
“I remember Heigl saying something on a talk show about the crazy hours we were working, and he was 100% right,” he said.
“If she had said that today, she would be a complete hero,” she continued. “But she is ahead of her time.”
“[She] made a statement about our crazy hours, and of course let’s hit a woman and call her ungrateful.”
Ellen went on to say that her former co-star was “fucking sassy” for speaking her mind.
“She was telling the truth,” Ellen added. “She wasn’t lying.”
Listen to the full episode here.