Heigl appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Good Housekeeping. She talks about moving to Utah from Los Angeles and being a mother.
I had big dreams of expanding our family, moving to the mountains and having a quieter life. Utah is spectacularly beautiful, the people are wonderful and kind, it’s an easy commute from L.A. — and there’s no traffic.
Heigl opens up about rumors that she’s difficult to work with.
The thing that was my best friend for a long time [my career] suddenly turned on me. And I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me.
She also reveals she thought about quitting after her career slowed down.
Oh yeah, I had a moment where, I don’t know, I was thinking I’d maybe open a knitting store, get my money out of retirement accounts and live off that, live off the land. I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated and all I wanted to do was simplify.
Heigl stars in the animated film as Andie, the compassionate red squirrel. The film tells the tale of Surly, a mischievous squirrel who’s forced to leave the park because he destroyed the winter food supply. He plans to plan a heist to help out his buddies through the winter months. Co-stars Will Arnett and Liam Neeson
No. I really like her lady eyes because the animators gave her very feminine eyes, but they’re not mine. They don’t look like mine, but I like them very much.
Seacrest interviews Heigl during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her role in the film The Nut Job.
I’m really excited about it because it’s the first time I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of an animated movie. And with two small children all we do every night, especially in Utah because there’s not a lot to do, is watch animated movies with our daughters. Like, it’s our family time so I thought, ‘This is going to be great!’ I can actually sit down with my kids and watch one of mine that was a big reason why I wanted to [do the film].
Heigl and Kelley adopt another girl by the name of Adalaide Marie Hope.
Yeah, it’s perfect timing … we’re both here, we’re not working, this is great because we can spend time with her. And it actually has been beautifully serendipitous and graceful because we’ve gotten to spend all this wonderful time with her.
Seacrest interviews Heigl during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about if she regrests leaving Grey’s Anatomy.
I would love to at least go back for a handful of episodes to just sort of see where she’s [Izzie] at, see what she’s up to, and sort of resolve her relationship with Alex. I get very jealous if I ever watch the show and Alex is with somebody else. I just think Izzie needs to come back in and claim her man.
Heigl plays Jen, a computer technician who goes to Europe with her family and meets the mysterious Spencer. As their romance blossoms, Jen gets caught up in the crazy world of Spencer who is an assassin. Co-stars Tom Selleck, Catherine O’Hara, Rob Riggle and Martin Mull.
I’ve obviously been doing a few romantic comedies, and what I loved about this particular romantic comedy was that it had the added element of action, so it was a slightly different take on the formula.
Heigl wins People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Actress.
Heigl appears on the cover of People after she and her husband adopts a baby girl from Korea. Their daughter Naleigh was ten months old when they brought her home. Source:
It was something she felt strongly about. Which is why friends and family were overjoyed by Naleigh’s arrival.
Heigl and Kelley adopt a ten month old girl. Their daughter was born in Korea and is a special needs child. They name her Naleigh.
She was actually born the day before me in November, which I thought was really serendipitous and just kind of like a sign. I realized just recently that I basically forfeited my birthday for the rest of my life.
Heigl and Kelley tie the knot in Park City, Utah. Their nuptials last about 30 minutes in an area surrounded by white flowers and white candles. Heigl walks down the aisle in a custom-made, ivory silk Oscar de la Renta gown and her bridesmaids wear red. The bride and groom write their own vows.
It’s about showing someone you love that you’re actually capable of the ultimate commitment.
Heigl wins an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a dramatic series for Grey’s Anatomy.
My own mother said I didn’t have a shot in hell of winning tonight. So I don’t have anything prepared.