Well, there you have it! Katherine Heigl has confirmed that she is leaving Grey’s Anatomy during an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“I am done,” declares Heigl. “We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”
Why is she leaving?
“I started a family and it changed everything for me,” says Heigl, who took a three-month family leave from Grey’s this season to bond with her newly-adopted daughter, Naleigh. “It changed my desire to work full-time.”
Although she was scheduled to appear in this season’s final five episodes, that is no longer happening. As a result, the Jan. 21 episode was her last as Izzie.
“I know I’m disappointing the fans,” she says. “I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”
Wow -that was abrupt. I feel like we aren’t hearing all of this story. If she was scheduled to appear in 5 more episodes – what happened to change that?