“I’ve made mistakes and unwittingly or carelessly spoken or acted but I always try to make any wrong right,” actress tells fans
Katherine Heigl just can’t seem to escape reports that she’s difficult to work with.
This weekend the actress logged onto Facebook for a Q&A with fans to promote her new NBC drama “State of Affairs,” and the subject of her being difficult came up once again.
Heigl kicked off the conversation by posting a picture of herself at a computer. She eagerly greeted fans and indicated that no subject was off limits.
“Got a question about my new show ‘State of Affairs?’ Maybe my animal welfare work? Perhaps a favorite movie role or character? You decide by leaving your questions below and I will be back in a few minutes to answer them. Ask away!!” she wrote.
Things started out pretty light with a question about her favorite former “Grey’s Anatomy” co-star. A curious fan then asked how many dogs the animal welfare activist has. “I have 8 dogs…yeah 8,” she responded.
It didn’t take long for someone to question if Heigl has a problem getting along with others.
A reader named Madisen did the honors, writing: “I’ve heard rumors that your very rude. What’s your thoughts?”
Heigl offered a lengthy explanation.
“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 wrote.
“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. 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,” she added.
It’s not the first time the question has come up. In July at a Television Critics Association panel for her NBC series, a reporter asked Heigl a similar question.
“I can’t really speak to that. I can only say that I certainly don’t see myself as difficult. I would never intend to be difficult. I don’t think my mother sees herself as being difficult … I think it’s important for everyone to conduct themselves professionally, respectfully and kindly,” the actress said.
“State of Affairs” premieres Monday, Nov. 17 on NBC at 10 p.m. ET.