Her career has been plagued with rampant and aggressive criticism, with those weighing in taking aim at both the personal and the professional, Heigl’s acting overshadowed in conversation by those who seek to bring her down.
But now, years after enduring what seems like a tsunami of the most unattractive criticism out there, Heigl has finally revealed the burden of what it meant to be Hollywood’s most talked about, and perhaps most unpopular, actress.
In an interview with news.com.au, Heigl told the website it took a long time for her to come to terms and be able to process a very public discourse of hate.
“I didn’t deal with it well in my 20s. I was so self-conscious and self-doubting, and even now, it’s hard not to care when you feel judged unfairly,” she said.
More than anything, the former Greys Anatomy star says age has been a crucial determinant in being able to navigate who she is amongst the criticism.