KATHERINE HEIGL is begging the Writer’s Guild Of America to break its strike
for the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (13Jan07).
Heigl is nominated in the Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category for her
role in Grey’s Anatomy.
Stars are currently planning to boycott the glitzy event in support for
striking writers, who are seeking a better pay deal from studios.
But Heigl is desperate to take to the red carpet – and would be devastated to
win a prize and not be there to pick it up.
She says, “My union has asked me not to cross the picket line and I feel I
need to honor that. I don’t want to not go. I really want to go.
“It’s an awesome night and it’s really fun and the air of celebration and
getting to honor and support people’s work that you admire and being in the
same room with people that you love is hard to pass up, so I’m really hopeful
we get a waiver.
“I don’t see any reason to hold the Golden Globes hostage for the sake of the
writers because I think one has very little to do with the other. I understand
the writers not writing for movies or television right now but an awards
ceremony that only airs one night…
“But maybe the studios and networks do stand to make a lot of money off of