Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes lays

Posted by jimmygreen on October 10th, 2014

She has been blasted for her 'difficult' reputation - stemming from her abrupt exit of Grey's Anatomy after five years on the show to become a major movie star. And it seems the show's creator Shonda Rhimes has nothing good to say when it comes to the subject of Katherine Heigl. Remarking of overseeing a well-oiled machine of stars on her current hit shows, the 44-year-old executive producer recently told The Hollywood Reporter: 'There are no Heigls in this situation.'

'I don't put up with bullsh*t or nasty people. I don't have time for it,' Shonda said, appearing to reference the drama surround Katherine's exit - and added she has no time for 'a**holes'. Though Katherine nabbed an Emmy for her portrayal of Dr. Izzie Stevens in 2007, the actress' history with the medical series was marked by some drama.

In 2008 Katherine famously said after withdrawing her Grey's Anatomy role from an Emmy consideration: 'I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention.' Just two years later the actress departed the show after speculation about the future of her character. Meanwhile, Shonda has spoken out about some people being unable to separate her race and gender when it comes to the discussion of her sky-rocketing career.

The Hollywood powerhouse remarked upon seeing her name listed as 'the most powerful black female showrunner in Hollywood' for an event, saying: 'They wouldn't say that someone is "the most powerful white male showrunner in Hollywood.'" 'I find race and gender to be terribly important; they're terribly important to who I am. But there's something about the need for everybody else to spend time talking about it … that p***es me off,' She added to the publication. Earlier in September, a New York Times profile of Shonda ignited controversy when it referred to a hypothetical memoir the executive producer may pen as 'How To Get Away With Being An Angry Black Woman', among other comments. Shonda said the day of the article's release on Twitter: 'Wait. I'm" angry" AND a ROMANCE WRITER?!! I'm going to need to put down the internet and go dance this one out. Because ish is getting real.' Though it isn't only her race that Shonda has reckoned with in the media, for the mother-of-two has fielded questions her male counterparts are simply not asked.

'The question drives me nuts... What does Chuck Lorre say when you ask him about work‑life balance?' Shonda said, referencing the creator of The Big Bang Theory, who also has a family. Questions aside, Shonda has crafted a devouted audience with sky-high rootings to boot that reflect her formula for compelling television. The executive producer opened up about nurturing the careers of her her top-notch and loyal team of writers. 'Most writing staffs have this crazy high turnover, and then everyone's really miserable, and I don't understand that...I don't know why you don't grow people to then be able to take over as you. That's how I can have more shows,'

the executive producer explained. Writer Peter Nowalk, for example, has worked on shows Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and even created the Shonda-executive produced series, How To Get Away With Murder. Meanwhile, Shonda's rise to success has not been completely seamless. Shonda recalled a time in the early days of Grey's Anatomy when she conceived of a scene that drew the ire of the show's executives. The moment in question saw two characters wager how fast they could deliver bad news to their patients.

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