Katherine Heigl Denies Being 'Difficult' On Set
Katherine Heigl, who has not had a high profile television role since 2010, has denied she can be "difficult" on set.
The American actress, who left Grey's Anatomy after six seasons, is returning to television with her mother Nancy in tow.
She manages her 35-year-old daughter's career and will serve as an executive producer on NBC's new series State Of Affairs, in which Heigl plays a CIA attache.
The notion that the actress and her mother are difficult on both film and television sets has followed the actress for a number of years.
"I certainly don't see myself as being difficult. I would never intend to be difficult," The Ugly Truth star said.
"I don't think my mother sees herself as being difficult. I think it's important to everybody to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully and kindly. If I've ever disappointed somebody, it was never intentional."
When her mother was asked about her role on the show, Heigl interjected: "She bakes us cookies."
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke described Nancy Heigl as "someone with a strong opinion".
"There have been no problems," Ms Salke said. "She's not been disruptive in any way."
Talking to TV critics in Los Angeles, Heigl described the talk about her reputation as "awkward".
"I don't think I really see myself as really being difficult," she said. "How can I prove that to you until you've met me and until you've worked with me?"
She added: "I think I'm a joy to work with."
After leaving Grey's Anatomy, Heigl limited her movie roles to be with her family, including husband and singer Josh Kelley and their two adopted daughters.
"I needed that time," she said. "I needed to be a mom and wife and friend and revel with that, and remember what it is I feel so passionate about in this industry."