Katherine Heigl Difficult Actress On NBC CIA Drama? Shocking Reports Of Demands And Bad Behavior On Set Go Viral [PHOTOS]

By Noelle Chehab September 12, 2013 10:18 AM EDT
Katherine Heigl's reputation as a difficult actress may cost her her latest role on a new NBC CIA drama, industry insiders said. (Photo: Reuters)
Katherine Heigl's reputation as a difficult actress may cost her her latest role on a new NBC CIA drama, industry insiders said. (Photo: Reuters)

Katherine Heigl has a reputation for bad behavior in Hollywood, and the outspoken actress is wreaking havoc onset once again during filming for her new CIA show on NBC show.

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Insiders revealed shocking accounts of Heigl and her manager mother, Nancy, creating "desperately difficult situations" onset, which could cost the Grey's Anatomy star her latest television role. Heigl was infamously blasted in 2010 by an insider from the Life as We Know It set, who detailed the actress' horrible behavior.

Details about Katherine's bad behavior while filming were shocking, and gave the actress a nasty reputation. (Photo: Reuters)
Details about Katherine's bad behavior while filming were shocking, and gave the actress a nasty reputation. (Photo: Reuters)

"She can cost you time every single day of shooting," the source told THR. "Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard." In fact, industry insiders said that Heigl has created such a bad reputation in Hollywood that many executives now pass on casting her to avoid indefinite trouble. A top producer even admitted that he recently rejected the actress for a show, despite the fact that she would have been a great fit for the part.

"On many levels, she would have been perfect for the role," the producer said. "But all of us said, 'She's not worth it.'" Not only is Heigl hard to handle, however, but so is her momager mother who is known for her inappropriate language. "I have never experienced anything like Nancy Heigl," another source lamented. "It's about the mouth. 'F*** you. You are a f***ing liar.' Whatever you'd say, you were an idiot. The call would be, 'This is the worst craft service we've ever had! There's nothing to eat!'"

Katherine Heigl's bad behavior started onset for Grey's Anatomy, but has only gotten worse, according to showbiz sources. (Photo: Reuters)
Katherine Heigl's bad behavior started onset for Grey's Anatomy, but has only gotten worse, according to showbiz sources. (Photo: Reuters)

Other showbiz sources argue that Heigl and her mother are simply outspoken women, and insist that the tales have been exaggerated. "[They] are not shrinking violets," executive producer Denise Di Novi said. "They're very straightforward and tell you what they think. That doesn't bother me," Di Novi explained. Yet, Heigl is apparently well aware of her negative rap and is reportedly trying to make a better impression while filming for the new NBC CIA drama.

"She's really determined to put everything behind her," a source close to the actress said. "The only way to do that is to go to work in film or television with good people and for those people to have good things to report back. And it's not an overnight thing."

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