Victim or Villain: Ellen Pompeo & Katherine Heigl Interview

Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl discuss the two categories women are often placed in: victim or villain. Watch the interview.

In a recent Actors on Actors interview, original Grey’s Anatomy stars Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl discussed their lengthy careers. During their time together, Heigl revisited her tumultuous end on the drama series, which resulted in an overall disdain for the actor. Heigl had to accept that she was disliked and, as a result, viewed as a villain.

“There’s two roles women fit into: victim or villain. People will always see you as one thing. And the women who are victims are only victims because they don’t have the guts to be a villain.”

Ellen Pompeo

Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo are both known as strong women who aren’t afraid to fight for what they want or what they believe is right. As a result, their ideas and opinions are not always met with positive reactions. The Grey’s Anatomy actors have┬áhad to accept that not everyone will like them. Women can have a voice; if their viewpoint is unpopular, so be it. Watch the conversation below:

In their Actors on Actors conversation, Ellen Pompeo (‘Grey’s Anatomy’) and Katherine Heigl (‘Firefly Lane’) reunite on camera for the first time since Heigl’s exit from ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ where they discuss the early days of the show and the controversy around Heigl’s exit. Ellen Pompeo reveals how she felt during Meredith’s goodbye episode of Grey’s and if she will reappear on the show, and Katherine talks about working through the heavier moments in ‘Firefly Lane.’