Ellen Pompeo Praises Katherine Heigl for Her Earlier Comments

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“More than ten years ago, I was very vocal about the absurdity of the working hours that the production forced crews and actors into,” he said, noting that “very publicly and for many years afterward I got my ass kicked for speaking out. ”

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.

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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.”

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“I remember Heigl saying something on a talk show about the crazy hours we were working, and he was 100% right,” he said.

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“If she had said that today, she would be a complete hero,” she continued. “But she is ahead of her time.”

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“[She] made a statement about our crazy hours, and of course let’s hit a woman and call her ungrateful.”

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Ellen went on to say that her former co-star was “fucking sassy” for speaking her mind.

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“She was telling the truth,” Ellen added. “She wasn’t lying.”

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Listen to the full episode here.

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