In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Heigl explains her departure from the show. “I am done,” she says. “We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”
Word on the street was that Heigl wanted to do strictly film roles, but according to her, that’s not the reason for leaving the show. “I started a family and it changed everything for me,” says Heigl, “It changed my desire to work full-time.”
As for the die-hard Grey’s fans, Katherine says, “I know I’m disappointing the fans. I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”
ABC has also released a statement saying, “By mutual agreement, Katherine Heigl has ended her successful run as Dr. Isobel Stevens. The studio wishes her well. Everyone at Grey’s Anatomy is now focused on delivering a shocking season finale and a great show for seasons to come.”
Everyone is leaving that show! It seems like no one is left! We’re just glad she finally made a decision and can stop complaining about it!