Katherine Heigl has admitted to some mistakes in the past, but says she’ll continue to stand up for herself if she feels slighted or disrespected.
The 35-year-old State of Affairs actress responded to questions from her more than three million Facebook followers on Saturday during a fan Q&A.
One fan came right out with it and asked her about the consistent rumors that she is a difficult actress to work with.
“I’ve heard rumors that you’re very rude. What’s your thoughts,” the fan wrote.
“Yeah I’ve heard those too…honestly I don’t think I am…nothing makes me more uncomfortable than confrontation or hurting someones feelings and I would never, ever actively do so on purpose,” Heigl replied.
“Of course just like any human being I’ve made mistakes and unwittingly or carelessly spoken or acted but I always try to make any wrong right,” the actress continued. “That doesn’t mean I won’t stand up for myself by drawing boundaries and asking to be treated kindly and respectfully but I don’t do that with any rude or unkind intentions just with the same strength and honesty I think every one of us is entitled to.”
— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) November 3, 2014
Heigl’s former boss, Shonda Rhimes, dissed her in an October interview for The Hollywood Reporter.
— Dailymotion (@DailymotionUSA) October 10, 2014
“I don’t put up with bullsh-t or nasty people. I don’t have time for it,” Rhimes said after flat-out saying there were no “Heigls” working on any of her current shows.
— NBC (@nbc) November 2, 2014