On disparaging comments made by Rhimes in The Hollywood Reporter, Katherine said, “The last one with Shonda… it sucks. I am sorry that she feels that way and I wish her nothing but greatness, and I have nothing negative to say about Shonda. I'm a big fan of her work. I watch 'Scandal' every week, and so I'm sorry she's left with such a crappy impression of me. I wish I could do something to change that. Maybe I will be able to someday.”
As for trying to shake off that negative image, Heigl admitted, “Yeah, that took some stomaching and having to just go, okay, there's nothing I can do about this except to sort of prove it wrong, you know, and the only way to prove it wrong is for people to have a work experience with me that doesn't speak to that at all.”
Moving on to shooting love scenes and taking a "naked" selfie with her "State of Affairs" crew, Heigl explained, "It’s hard for me because I’m also a producer on this. I have more opportunity to get involved… but you would see between takes how absurd it is, and all the jokes we're making and how weird it is. There's a room of people… it’s not sexy.”
On balancing family life with her return to television, Katherine said that her daughters, Naleigh, 5, and Adalaide, 2, are "really good. They're so good… this job has been such a blessing for me because I could dictate the schedule and say, look, I don't want to do a season of 22 or 24 episodes. I want to stick to 13 and have the rest of the year off to go home to my kids.”
As for wanting more children, Heigl laughed, “Yes, I do. Yes. It's a big negotiation going on right now in my house.”
“State of Affairs” premieres Monday at 10PM on NBC!