Katherine Heigl: Not Leaving Grey's Anatomy


Mar. 10 2008, Published 5:14 a.m. ET

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Izzie haters, be warned!

Katherine Heigl's not going anywhere yet.

Despite swirling reports that the Emmy winner wants out of Grey's Anatomy to concentrate on her burgeoning movie career, a rep for Katherine tells OK! they're nothing more than rumors.

“She is starting work next week," the rep tells OK!. "She is returning to Grey’s Anatomy and filming a movie at the same time.”

However, it's not like the 29-year-old could leave Seattle Grace Hospital even if she wanted to. Katherine still has two years left on her three-year contract and bailing early could result in heavy fines. But an insider reveals to OK! she might be willing to take that chance.

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“If it were up to her, she would have her character killed off," the insider tells OK!. "She fears if she waits much longer, the moment will pass in launching a film career.”

This isn't the first time Katherine's caused trouble with her ABC bosses. Early last year, the newlywed dropped out of contract negotiations over a salary dispute, citing disappointment that "Touchstone doesn't value her as much as her other costars, especially Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington."


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