When it comes to Katherine Heigl, we never really saw her as a villain but fans are losing their minds over her new role in Unforgettable!
Katherine Heigl has had quite a bit of a time in Hollywood. For those who don't remember, she was villainized after leaving Grey's Anatomy because of how she thought her character was being treated, and for her comments about the writing of the show. Let us never forget that she actually refused an Emmy award nomination. According to sources at the time, it was because she didn't think the writing was up to par enough for her to garner that recognition.
Then came her fiasco with Knocked Up and everything that came behind the scenes with that one. So basically, it just hasn't been the easiest rise to fame for our dear Katherine Heigl. So now that she's in the news again, why are we talking about her being a villain? Because she's portraying one! And apparently, it is one of the best things she's ever done.
According to Vulture, Unforgettable may be one of the best performances she's ever given.
None of this is to say that Heigl is strictly limited to playing smirking, vengeful bitches, but it would serve her well to lean into the madness for a while. Remember: Heigl didn’t excel in Knocked Up by playing nice. The most impressive thing about that performance was Heigl building a character we cared about despite the fact she was preening and uptight. Besides, “likable” is the boring cousin of watchable — Heigl is a hell of a lot more entertaining when she’s out for blood.
So while I have personally not seen the film, all of the reviews and news about it have me pretty intrigued by what is going on. Especially since all I've read is praise for Heigl and her work. So you know what I say? Forget what she did in the past and let's support her. Plus Rosario Dawson is in this movie, too, and we all love her.