Katherine Heigl on returning to 'Grey's Anatomy,' animal activism, and being blonde

katherine-heigl-topless-hates-balls.jpgKatherine Heigl is currently promoting her latest film, "One For the Money," but it seems that all she's been asked about is a potential return to "Grey's Anatomy." Since initially saying that she'd love to go back to the show, the media ( Zap2it included!) has speculated about a potential reappearance of Izzie at Seattle Grace after her rather abrupt exit in Season 6.

In an interview with the Boston Globe, she sets the record straight and reminds fans that there have been no official discussions about her return. "It was a very innocent question asked last week, and my first instinct and innocent answer was, 'Oh yeah, I'd love to go back if they wanted me to,'" she says. "And it's turned into this story!"

The important thing, she says, is that fans understand that she still loves Izzie. "I wouldn't want anyone to feel misled or feel confused by my answer and I just want everyone to know, 'Hey I love that show and I love that character just as much as you do,'" she says.

Meanwhile, she's been blogging about sex, marriage, and balancing career and family for iVillage. This week, she took things in a different direction with a blog about her passion for animal activism. We've already seen the Funny or Die "I Hate Balls" video she did to encourage people to fix their pets.

"It was only four years ago that I became aware of the dire situation in our shelter systems and since then it has been immensely important to me to inform others who, like me, adore and respect their pets and would do anything to protect and shelter them but who are unaware of all the others in our country about animals suffering and dying needlessly," she writes. "Four million healthy adoptable companion pets are being killed every year in our shelters due to overcrowding. I have faith, however, that animal lovers and activists at heart band together, we can change the statistics. The solutions can be complicated and seem impossible, but the reality is that there is something each one of us can do to help."

Check out the full blog here for more information on what you can do to change the lives of animals in your area.

Don't worry, rom-com fans. In between fighting for animal welfare, Heigl is still playing the part of Katherine Heigl. In the interview below, she contemplates the merits of being blonde vs. being brunette. "I think it totally depends," she says. "I had a lot of fun as a brunette. It's really kind of exotic and it made me feel more elegant or something. The blonde is more bubbly and bright and fun."


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