Katherine Heigl was no stranger to television viewers when she joined the cast of “Suits” in its eighth season, in the role of the firm’s new partner, Samantha Wheeler. That, of course, was due to her breakout role on “Grey’s Anatomy,” several hit movies, and assorted TV projects. As she told Dish Network, her casting was no accident, given that she’d long been a fan of the show and had told “Suits” creator Aaron Korsh that she was available if there was ever a role for her on the show. “He went, ‘Seriously?’ I went, ‘Yeah.’ And so here I am.”
After playing Samantha for two seasons, the end of “Suits” sent Heigl in search of new roles. It didn’t take her long to zero in on her next project, a CBS comedy pilot called “Our House” — which, unfortunately, didn’t get picked up. She then starred in the indie thriller “Fear of Rain,” before starring opposite Sarah Chalke in the Netflix drama “Firefly Lane.” The series proved to be a big hit for the streamer before ending its run in 2023, after two seasons.
Heigl had another role on “Firefly Lane,” one that she will likely be returning to in the future: producer. “I spent a lot of years just being the actor hired,” Heigl told the Washington Post. “I feel now I have enough experience and enough wisdom to have a voice, to collaborate about character, about story, about cast. It’s about having a seat at the table.”
Post source: The List