Actress Everyone Hates Claims She's Broke Despite Huge Recent Earnings

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Quick: break out your violin! An actress who was once at the top and had every opportunity to capitalize on her success, but pretty much blew it because she wasn't a very nice person to people around her, is complaining that she hasn't made that much money in the last few years. Have you guessed who I'm talking about yet? Why, yes, Katherine Heigl, of course!

Katherine has been promised a leading role in the upcoming independent film Jenny's Wedding, but its producers are still trying to raise something like $120,000 by March 28 in order to get the project off the ground. So far, their campaign hasn't generated much income -- and Katherine isn't going to be any help in that department. The 35-year-old, who showed promise in Grey's Anatomy and went on to carry the movies Knocked Up and 27 Dresses, says she can't pitch in. She hasn't made that much in the last few years and she has to support her family, which includes two daughters, ages 4 and 2.

I don't think anyone actually expects Katherine to fund her own film -- that's not exactly her job. But her comment about being hard-up sounds utterly ridiculous considering she earned $12 million in 2010 for her part in Life as We Know It. True, she's only appeared in two films since then, neither of which caused much stir at the box office, but even if she made a cool $1 million from each -- and I'm sure she brought in much more than that -- does she really consider that a paltry amount of money? Sounds like someone needs to hire a better financial planner.

Or, hmm ... maybe she could just be nicer and not do things like complain about wardrobe, question the writer's choices, and refuse to leave her trailer.

What do you think about Katherine's comments about her financial situation?


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nonmember avatar Becki

The only thing I've seen her in recently is the ZQuil commercial. If she wasn't smart with her money, it's very possible she doesn't have much left.

worki... workingmama86

Well, it's her money, if she doesn't want to help fund a movie they want her in, then she doesn't have to. I doubt she's really "struggling", but she could be looking at the long run; how will she be in 5 years or even 10 years?

There's always the possibility of going broke, in anyone's lives. It just depends on how you earn your money and how you spend it. 

And honestly, i didn't know she was "hated". I thought that was Gwyneth Paltrow? lol. I always liked Katherine. 

Rebec... Rebecca7708

Guess leaving Grey's to focus on her movie career isn't looking like it was such a great idea after all. Isn't she married to a fairly successful musician, as well?

socal... socalmommy13

Shit, I'm broke, that's real people broke , not this oh im not making millions ANYMORE. Keyword anymore. Ive never made that anything close to that. stoked to even have 1 million and would hold onto for dear life!


12mil is squat in those circles. Then there's breaking down where the cash goes; agents, managers, lawyers, pr people, etc. Then you're talking about 2010 when she had that amount...That was quite some time ago and I have no idea what kind of money her husband brings in and I don't know how much her adoptions cost and neither do you. So it isn't that far fetched that she isn't rolling in the dough post 2010. @Becki: I thought that was her in that commercial but thought, nah, she couldn't have fallen that far, but, guess she did.

there... theresaphilly

Everyone hates, I don't even know the woman, why would I hate her? 

bmommyx2 bmommyx2

I dont' know why anyone would hate her.  We can't possibly know her personal finances, but I suspect that amount is before taxes, agents, publicity, etc.

shell... shellyplatz

I've never heard she was the most hated! I've never even heard anything bad about her.

Trist... TristanMitchael

Wow I didn't know everyone hated her.... I've always liked her :/

kikitice kikitice

She is a classic example of why you shouldn't burn bridges! 

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