Last week, formerly tumored Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl complained to Letterman about the long hours she was forced to work on a recent shoot for the show’s upcoming season: “Our first day back was Wednesday and it was — I’m going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them — a seventeen-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean.” Why would evil showrunner Shonda Rhimes force her to do such a thing? According to the presumably solid sources of citizen journalist Ken Levine (he’s also an Emmy-winning multi-hyphenate whose credits include M*A*S*H and Cheers), it was actually Heigl’s fault, hilariously:
Poor Katherine Heigl. What she neglected to add was this: This “cruel” shooting schedule was only to accommodate HER and her needs. The producers graciously shuffled things around so she could go off and do promotion for her new film. Also, with union rules, the producers had to pay a ton of overtime and penalties to make this happen. The thanks they get is Katherine Heigl going on national television hoping to embarrass them.
She should probably wait at least a week before submitting her next request for vacation days.