Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder’s Shonda Rhimes is definitely not Katherine Heigl’s number one fan.
The Hollywood Reporter recently printed an incredible profile piece highlighting the success of Rhimes as a Hollywood showrunner. But during the star’s interview with the publication, the 44-year-old slammed Heigl while discussing the “smooth operation” on her hit drama, Scandal.
“We’re always behind,” she said. “There are no Heigls in this situation. Later adding that she has a “no assholes” policy and that “I don’t put up with bullshit or nasty people. I don’t have time for it.”
It’s worth nothing that Katherine, who worked on Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, withdrew her name from 2008-2009 awards consideration “because she hadn’t been provided the material to warrant an Emmy nomination.”
During Rhime’s chat with THR, she also further responded to the New York Times article that labeled her an “angry black woman” and called Murder’s Viola Davis “less classically beautiful” that other Black actresses on primetime.
“Some really amazing articles were written that had the conversation that I’ve been trying to have for a very long time, which, coming from me, makes me sound like I’m just, ‘Rrrraw!’ ” she said. “In this world in which we all feel we’re so full of gender equality and we’re a postracial [society] and Obama is president, it’s a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal.”
To read the entire profile, click here.