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Katherine Heigl Loves Having a Creative Say as Executive Producer on 'State of Affairs'

by Cate Meighan   Dec 8, 2014 17:23 PM EST

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Katherine Heigl is one of those actresses who has the kind of reputation that precedes her. She left Grey's Anatomy to star in a string of films, totally expecting to morph into a big-screen star. That did not exactly happen and her difficult reputation kind of took on a life of its own. For a while Heigl was having a tough time finding a job, and then along came State of Affairs.

While she was said to be totally against the idea of returning to prime-time television for the longest time, she is working as an executive producer on her new NBC show, which means a lot of creative control is now in the palm of her hand. Heigl was interviewed by The Wrap while at a fundraising gala for The Trevor Project, an organization connected with gay teen suicide prevention, and she said she never expected to enjoy her new role on the NBC drama as much as she has been.

That is not to say there have not been issues. A show runner for State of Affairs quit at the end of the summer and Heigl's behavior is still said to be an issue at times. She may have toned down some of the diva antics, but the actress apparently still has her moments.

As for State of Affairs, it debuted in late November with some pretty solid ratings. The network is as pleased as Heigl with the way audiences are latching on to the new drama.

Have you caught the show yet? Are you glad to see Heigl back on television again? Do you think State of Affairs is bringing out the best of her abilities? What do you make of the talk of her being difficult to work with? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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