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Katherine Heigl: I am not difficult

Donna Freydkin
USA TODAY



Katherine Heigl has a new show premiering Monday on NBC. And while she makes the rounds promoting State of Affairs, she's trailed by a reputation that she's challenging to work with, dating back to her time on Grey's Anatomy.
"When I hear the word difficult, I know exactly what I imagine that behavior to be. Is my definition completely different or the same? If you hear that about me, what do you imagine my behavior must be?” she asks, in her direct manner.
Well, it means you’re chronically late to set, you don’t know your lines, you quite possibly have substance abuse issues that inhibit your ability to work, and you refuse to leave your trailer. Heigl nods, over evening cocktails at the Greenwich Hotel (for the record, she's nothing but very funny and very candid and very warm in person).
“That’s exactly why I wanted to ask. That’s what I would think too. They must not be professional or respectful, storming off sets and slamming doors. That’s what I imagine it to be. I have never done any of that. I’ve never done any of that ever," she says.