Katherine Heigl opened up about what she’s learned while mounting her TV comeback with the NBC drama “State of Affairs.”
Heigl spoke with TheWrap about her journey back to the small screen at Sunday’s “Trevor Live,” the annual fundraising gala for gay teen suicide prevention group The Trevor Project.
“I don’t think I knew how much I would enjoy diving so deeply into it,” Heigl said. “I love getting to have a voice, and getting to participate in creative decisions.”
As executive producer and star, Heigl enjoys “getting to have something to say bout my character’s story line, about her as a person, her tragic flaws, her brilliant moments, the music and the casting. I’ve just really had an incredible time getting my feet wet like this.”
Following a breakout role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and a string of feature films, Heigl’s “Affairs” premiered in late November to solid ratings despite he exodus of showrunner in August and pesky speculation about difficult behavior on her part.
The show sees Heigl as a CIA operative who liaison to President Alfre Woodard.