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Ellen Pompeo Says Katherine Heigl Was “100 Percent Right” About the Long Work Hours on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Hindsight is deeeefinitely 20/20 for Ellen Pompeo, who recently backed her former Grey's Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl's comments about the long filming hours on set of the ABC medical drama during the latest episode of her Tell Me podcast. Joined by fellow Grey's Anatomy alum Kate Walsh—who is confirmed to return to the series this season (!!)—Ellen discussed Katherine's allegations from over a decade ago.
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Ellen Pompeo Applauds ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Co-Star Katherine Heigl For Calling Out Work Environment

Ellen Pompeo is backing up her former Grey’s Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl, saying the actress was right in calling out the show’s “insane” working hours back in 2009. During the latest episode of her Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo podcast, Ellen spoke out about the early days of the medical drama and how the cast and crew would work “crazy, crazy hours,” which Katherine infamously referenced on Late Night with David Letterman, a year before she left the series after six seasons. “I remember Heigl said something on a talk show about the insane hours we were working,” Ellen recalled. “And she was 100 percent right.”
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Ellen Pompeo Says Katherine Heigl Was “100 Percent Right” About ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Long Hours; “Had She Said That Today, She’d Be A Complete Hero”

Click here to read the full article. Ellen Pompeo has a new hero; it’s her old co-star Katherine Heigl. On the most recent podcast episode of Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo, the Grey’s Anatomy star had some positive words to say about Heigl and the way she spoke out about the working conditions back in the day on the ABC drama. “I remember Heigl said something on a talk show about the insane hours we were working. She was 100 percent right,” Pompeo said to Kate Walsh, her guest on the podcast. “Had she said that today, she’d be a complete hero. But...
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Are Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl From 'Grey's Anatomy' Friends?

Throughout its 17-year run, Grey’s Anatomy viewers have watched many cast members come and go. Katherine Heigl, who played Dr. Izzie Stevens, became one of the first leading actors to leave the medical drama. Before Katherine’s exit, though, the Firefly Lane star had expressed her opinions about the Shonda Rhimes show’s work environment, which soon affected her acting career.
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Ellen Pompeo says Katherine Heigl was right to complain about long Grey’s Anatomy work days

Ellen Pompeo has said that Katherine Heigl was “ahead of her time” for complaining about long working hours on Grey’s Anatomy.In 2009, Heigl used an appearance on The David Letterman Show to call out the medical drama after working a 17-hour day, saying: “I’m gonna keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them.”It was later claimed that Heigl was blacklisted from Hollywood for being “difficult” and “unprofessional”.During Wednesday’s episode (20 April) of her podcast Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo, the actor came to Heigl’s defence, saying that it was “f***ing ballsy” of her to speak out.“I remember...
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