Izzie, Please Don’t Go

February 28th, 2007 // 16 Comments


Reportedly, a reputable source has revealed to People that Katherine Heigl is leaving “Grey’s Anatomy,” citing salary disputes as her motivation. Heigl, who plays Dr. Isobel “Izzie” Stevens on the ABC drama, is dissatisfied with her pay in comparison to that of her co-stars.

“Katie is disappointed and hurt that (producer) Touchstone doesn’t value her as much as her other costars, especially Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington,” the source says.

I really feel like this show is slowly, but surely breaking up with me.

By Lisa Timmons

  1. BRAT

    I hate her character on the show now at the moment… and she really isn’t that great of an actress… so based on the latter – naturally she shouldn’t make as much as Sandra and Isaiah.

  2. dejay

    I’m trying hard to put myself in her “place.” Really, I am. And I’ve decided that while I would be ecstatic to be cast as Nurse #1 To The Left in a Major Surgical Procedure w/in the First 15 Minutes, I would hope after the first season to be promoted to Nurse holding the Trach Tube. And if that didn’t happen…

  3. Claire

    Katherine is a great actress and its a disgrace if she is being paid less than the rest of the cast. She is the breakout star of the show as far as I am concerned – she is the one on the magazine covers, on the tv shows…the one in demand – along with Patrick. She has a big new movie out in the summer (the rest of the cast have nothing)..if anything the rest should be arguing to be paid as much as her. If she leaves the show will be hit hard ratings wise. Do they really think any of the male audience watch it for Sandra Oh. Puhlease.

  4. maureen

    GO, already! Izzie is nothing but a melodramatic drag; and Ms. Heigl of late has been acting too big for her scrubs bottoms. Her story line is absolutely ridiculous anyway.

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  6. sara

    her name on the show is Isobel Stevens, not Stevenson.

  7. chrischris

    I like her character on the show.um but sweetie if it wasnt for the show where would you be ? Sandra and Isaiah have paid thier dues
    TR Knight could go

  8. J

    Interesting how this no talent is particularly upset that she’s not making as much money as two minority cast members. Go sit down somewhere.

  9. anon

    i think she can leave if she wants to..she’s so BORING. frankly, i’d rather watch anyone else

  10. K

    Amen J, first thing I thought to.

  11. ChelleBelle

    She has been in more movies and in more shows than any of the actors, maybe aside of patrick dempsey, but look at her, she is gorgeous, anyway, look it up, she has had a lot more acting roles than the rest

  12. missy

    i totally understand her point of view, however i will not miss her. the only good thing about her character is denny. i am in love with dead denny. dead sex is hot.

  13. Wendy

    J. and K., why is race even being brought up in this discussion?????? That is so irrevelant in my opinion.

  14. BRAT

    ChelleBelle: Just because a person has had more acting roles, doesn’t make them a better actor/actress.

    And I did look it up, Katherine hasn’t been in more shows/movies than Isaiah and Sandra, like you claim.

  15. Loob

    “J said:
    Interesting how this no talent is particularly upset that she’s not making as much money as two minority cast members. Go sit down somewhere.
    Posted on February 28, 2007 04:42 PM”

    Wow, you are REALLY reaching, trying to make it a race thing. That’s pretty sad.
    It’s because it is an ENSEMBLE cast, and Drs. Burke and Yang are not more important than Stevens in the storyline, so why are they getting more money?

  16. DivaCherrelle

    I think it is funny that she compares her salary to the minority actors on the show. Like someone already said she doesn’t have their experience so GA is really what made her popular. She doesn’t deserve the same amount of pay.

    I personally think she is stupid because she is probably not going to get a bigger role any where else and another actress would love to play her role for her salary. She’s a great actress…but bye bye birdie if your unsatisfied!

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