Katherine Heigl Shares What She Learned About Being 'Rude'

 

Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl has gotten quite the reputation for being difficult to work with in Hollywood, but she's doing everything she can to refurbish her image these days. In an interview for The Meredith Vieira Show to air Monday, November 24, the Grey's Anatomy alum opened up about a Facebook Q&A she had recently done, where she was asked what she thought of the gossip that people consider her "very rude."

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Heigl was not shy on addressing those rumors. "What I loved about the Facebook Q&A is that I could take my time and I realized that I like to talk a lot and I will type out the longest lengthiest answers, so I only answered 10 questions in two hours," she said, "but I think I said, 'Of course, I've heard that too and I'm not.' And you know what, I've been saying 'I don't think I am,' but I'm going to be really honest right now. I'm not."

"I know I'm not," she continued. "I don't have to think about it. I'm not a rude person. I'm not an unkind or mean person. I would never go out of my way or consciously try to hurt anyone's feelings or make them feel bad or uncomfortable or not be ... professional."

She also talked about how much she enjoys her job, but that she's not going to stop standing up for herself or her right to be heard, treated respectfully and professionally, or to draw boundaries. "I am a strong woman and I'm not going to apologize for that and I'm not going to on behalf of my daughters -- and I'm not going to on behalf of all of you sitting in the audience," she said

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"We should all have the basic human right to say, 'Hey, no, I'm sorry, I'm not comfortable with that. I don't like that. This is not OK for me,'  without it making me ... I can't say the word ... A B-word."

When Vieira asked her if she learned anything during her break from Hollywood, the State of Affairs star didn't hold back on being brutally honest about learning from her mistakes.

"I realized there’s a gracious way of voicing that opinion, and you know, if I have a strong opinion about something, if I feel strongly about it, then I need to be sure ... at the time when I was sort of mouthing off and voicing my opinion about whatever," she shared with gesticulations to make sure we knew that she knew what she had done, "I didn't quite realize how fast it could, you know, spread, like a wildfire."

She went on to talk about how with the advent of social media, everyone is a critic, and she's learned to keep private things private, and only voice her concerns if they're legit.

You know what? I've been on the anti-Katherine Heigl train for awhile, because she has come off like a sort of  prima donna. But hearing her talk about learning from her mistakes, the pain she went through trying to recuperate, and the last repercussions she's dealt with -- I might have to admit she sounds like a decent being after all.

Do you think Katherine Heigl will be more "likeable" from now on?

 

Image via Katherine Heigl/Instagram

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