Even so, Katherine said she faced unexpected consequences for her actions. The Grey’s Anatomy actress thought her reputation wouldn’t matter as long as the movies she starred in were profitable. As she put it, “You can be the most awful, difficult, horrible person on the planet, but if you’re making them money, they’re going to keep hiring you.”
But, as she noted, the projects that followed the success of 27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth didn’t “make quite as much money.”
Becoming a pariah in Hollywood inflicted major damage on Katherine’s mental health.
“I think my family, my mother, my husband, my friends were scared. And I regret deeply that I scared them like that,” she recalled. “But I just couldn’t control it. I had no tools.”
It was only in the years after welcoming her son, Joshua Jr., that the star was ready to confront her weakened emotional state. Katherine revealed, “I asked my mom and my husband to find me somewhere to go that could help me because I felt like I would rather be dead.”