Katherine Heigl may be getting a little too big for her britches. We’ve heard she’s been difficult on Grey’s Anatomy, and may not even be returning to the show. And now she’s reportedly been dropped from a big-name film over her ridiculous salary requirements.
Katherine was originally cast along fellow A-listers Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, and Ashton Kutcher in the film Valentine’s Day scheduled for release in February 2011. But an insider told Page Six, "Producers at New Line originally had Katherine on their casting list. They wanted her for the project, but during the talks, she came back demanding $3 million for the role."
Our source calls that number "ridiculous" because the movie has "an ensemble cast where there is really no one lead role. Actors are only filming between three and 14 days, and no other actors asked for nearly that amount."
A rep for Heigl told Page Six, "The story is ludicrous. Early negotiations are a daily occurrence in this business, and just for clarification, Katherine walked away from this project for multiple reasons." A spokeswoman for New Line had "no comment."
Heigl just always seems to have a problem with someone! Remember back in 2007, when she told Vanity Fair that Knocked Up "paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. I had a hard time with it on some days."
That role pretty much put her on the map! She went from a small TV actor to superstardom overnight in that role! And how lucky was she to have been in a Judd Apatow movie?? Most actors would kill for that!
Katherine had better stop burning all these bridges, or she’ll find herself where all out of work actors are now—Celebrity Apprentice.