Katherine Heigl: “I Haven’t Made That Much in the Last Few Years”
The halcyon days of hefty paychecks seem to be over for former Grey's Anatomystar Katherine Heigl. The 35-year-old admitted on February 21 that she isn't raking in as much dough as she used to.
The candid confession happened as Katherine and her mother, Nancy, were cornered by paparazzi at the airport, and the photogs asked about her Indiegogo campaign for her film Jenny's Wedding — specifically whether she would fork over money to make sure the campaign reaches its $150,000 goal.
"I haven't made that much in the last few years, man," Katherine replied, per TMZ. "I gotta support my family."
It's no secret that Katherine isn't the A-list movie star she once was. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, she once earned $12 million per movie — paydays that were justified by her box office returns.
But her outspokenness, her tendency to bad-mouth her bosses, and her alleged diva-like behavior have soured her reputation with moviegoers and Hollywood executives alike. (Plus, Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes doesn't seem too interested in Katherine's stated desire to return to the show.)
To be fair, the THR piece does quote coworkers of Katie's who claim that she is hard-working and kind — and simply assertive.
All of that said, we have a feeling Katherine still has more than enough in the bank to support her brood — husband Josh Kelley and daughters Naleigh and Adelaide — and make up the Indiegogo difference. (The campaign has raised around $33,000 so far.)
As for her career, she's giving the whole TV thing another go with a prospective NBC spy drama. Hopefully we'll see her softer side IRL and remember why we liked her in the first place.