GREY’S ANATOMY actress CHANDRA WILSON has defended her co-star
KATHERINE HEIGL’s decision to pull herself out of the list of 2008 Emmy Award
contenders, insisting the topic had been “blown out of proportion”.
Heigl, who plays Dr. Isobel Stevens in the hit medical drama, withdrew her
name from the official ballot because she was unhappy with the development of
her character during the most recent season of the show.
The move reportedly sparked outrage among the series’ writers, who felt
Heigl’s action was a direct insult to their work.
But Wilson, who portrays Dr. Miranda Bailey, is stunned by the amount of
media attention the withdrawal has garnered.
She says, “All actors have to do that exactly same thing every year. The
public at large doesn’t understand it’s not about your body of works. It can’t
be something in the middle. You can have a great seasonal arc, but if you don’t
have that show that’s your show, then it’s not the right thing for the
“It was amazing to me the way it got blown out of proportion. Some years I
submit, some years I don’t.”
Heigl won the Best Supporting Actress prize at the 2007 Emmy Awards for her
role on Grey’s Anatomy.