Katherine Heigl Posts Throwback Picture of 1996 Film Wish Upon a Star One Week After Claims That She’s “Difficult” to Work With

Katherine Heigl with director Blair Treu in a #tbt picture
One week after multiple insiders claimed Katherine Heigl was "difficult" to work with, the former Grey's Anatomy actress shared a throwback photo from the set of her 1996 TV movie Wish Upon a Star courtesy of Katherine Heigl

Only good thoughts! Katherine Heigl isn't letting some criticism get her down. Just one week after The Hollywood Reporter published a scathing article claiming that the former Grey's Anatomy star is "difficult" to work with, the 34-year-old actress shared a cute throwback picture from the set of her 1996 TV movie Wish Upon a Star.

"Back to 1996! On the set of the movie Wish Upon A Star with director Blair Treu #tbt #throwbackthursday," the blonde beauty tweeted on Thursday, Sept. 19. The photo — taken 17 years ago — shows a young (and brunette!) 18-year-old Heigl smiling eagerly for the camera.

The Disney TV movie is significant for Heigl, as it was her first starring role that helped the actress break into the business. In the film, Heigl plays Alexia Wheaton, a popular student who wakes up to find she's switched bodies with her younger sister (played by Danielle Harris).

As the mother of two looks back on the special moment, she's also gearing up to return to television in the new NBC CIA drama — and is in high spirits about it! Two days before THR reported that Heigl is "not worth it" and demanding, she issued a statement in a press release posted on her website on Sept. 9.

"I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to be a part of developing these stories and this character and bringing it all to life. NBC has been a true partner in their passion and support for the show that we've dreamed of making and I could not be happier about joining forces with them," she wrote. "Together, with our brilliant writer Alexi Hawley, I believe we are going to make great television!"

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