Katherine Heigl has been out of the spotlight in recent months, after taking some time off from acting to raise her adopted daughters. After bumping heads with both the writers of “Knocked Up” and “Grey’s Anatomy”, she did a few movies that might be deemed “chick flicks” (“27 Dresses”, “One For The Money”, “The Big Wedding”) but hasn’t been in the public eye much. Now, she’s ready to make a television comeback with a CIA drama that she’ll both star in and produce, and is shopping it around to different networks.
Heigl surprised many recently when she showed up in a Zzzquil commercial, which seemed a random choice for a big-name actress. But she’s been living in Utah for a while now with her husband, Josh Kelley, and their daughters and seems to be ready to make the move back to Cali. She has said, however, that she enjoys living away from the harsh spotlight that Hollywood can bring.
“Our house is in the mountains where I can enjoy being a mother and wife. Our dogs love roaming – every time I try to leave they bark and jump on me!”
Heigl has a history of speaking her mind when it comes to her roles and angered her co-stars after “Knocked Up” was released, saying she thought the film was sexist.
“It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. … I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy?” she told Vanity Fair.
The as-yet untitled CIA drama would be something of a departure for Heigl; both NBC and ABC are reportedly interested in picking up the show, though nothing is set in stone.