Katherine Heigl’s reputation as an entitled nightmare may be getting talked about a lot more than her successes on screen these days, but Patrick Wilson, who co-stars with Katherine in the upcoming black comedy North of Hell, is coming to the actress' defense about the negative publicity that’s hounded Grey's Anatomy alum throughout her career.
Last week, an anonymous source revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Katherine was having a hard time finding work post-Grey’s because her reputation as a diva was getting her passed over for parts.
However, Patrick revealed to HuffPost Live that Katherine was, in his experience, not only a consummate professional, but a nice person to boot.
"You know how the press works — she sold a show last week to NBC. Well great! So what do people do? Hey, let's rip her down a few days later. So they write this article about Grey’s Anatomy. We're still talking about when she left Grey’s Anatomy how many years ago? We all have reputations, whether they're true or not," explained Patrick.
"She was not only not all of those things — 'Oh, she was late and never came out of the trailer.' Nothing. She showed up, worked her tail off, super funny, super gracious, great to the cast, great to the crew, and was a total pro. Someone that's been doing it forever. And you walk away and you go, well that's a great actress and a great person to work with. And I'd work again with her in a heartbeat. So I have to defend her because she couldn't have been a better experience."
Despite his defense of his co-star, Patrick added, “It’s not like we’re best friends — we worked together and had a great experience… She knows if she said things she shouldn’t have said, and Hollywood and the press like to remind you of that.”
Source: The Huffington Post