‘Grey’s’ Creator Tells Oprah That Heigl Diss ‘Stung’

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Years after former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl made some unflattering comments about the show, “Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes opened up to none other than Oprah Winfrey about her lingering feelings about the public insults.

Sunday’s episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” featured Rhimes talking about the show and Twitter as well as Heigl. The actress said in 2008 that she didn’t want to be considered for an Emmy because she wasn’t “given the material to warrant a nomination” from the show’s writers.

“On some level it stung, and on some level I was not surprised,” she told Oprah. “When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well.”

Heigl, who left the series in 2010, recently told E! Online that she would like to return to the show, where she played Dr. Izzie Stevens.

“I really, really, really want to see where [Izzie] is,” Heigl told the site. “I just want to know what happened to her and where she went and what she’s doing now.” Heigl said she told producers about her desire to return.

Here’s the clip from “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”

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