Katherine Heigl's Career Ain't Lookin' So Good

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Dec. 27, 2013

- Todd Spence (twitter)

I was flipping through the channels when I saw this commercial for Zzzquil.  I guess too many people were abusing Nyquil?  Awesome.

As the commercial ended, I noticed an incredible resemblence to Katherine Heigl from Grey's Anatomy (I don't watch it either) and Knocked Up, but I wasn't too sure, so I took to the internet and low and behold it is true.  Check out the ad below.

Wow.  She's doing sleep aid commercials?  I personally have never seen someone take such a career dive such as this before.  Normally it takes people a few years before the offers dry up.  What makes the whole thing that much sadder is she's practically an extra amongst random actors hired to pretend to be asleep.  Secondly, they don't even give her any lines, so you really don't get the notion that she's a "name" of any note.  I mean, if you're gonna spend any money on an actress to wake up in a commercial, Katherine Heigl is really your choice?  I wonder if she auditioned.

 

 

Sure, top actors do commercials here and there, but at least they're the focal point of the commercial ala William Shatner for Priceline or Alec Baldwin for Capital One.  But this Zzzquil thing is on a whole other level.  She doesn't even get a catch phrase like "I sure slept well!" or "Holy shit, this stuff tastes like horse meat!"

So let this be a lesson to all of you actors who want to play hardball with your contracts and leave an incredibly popular *TV show just to show the man that you can get better bucks and limelight elsewhere.  Because odds are you can't. 

*Grey's Anatomy is still on???  I thought that got cancelled in like 2009.

 

70 comments
Hamburg1ar
Hamburg1ar User

I'd rather be her in a commercial than you writing about her being in a commercial. 

Debbie-Weatherford-502
Debbie-Weatherford-502 User

First, commercials pay amazingly well and second, George Clooney left a number one show and he turned out ok.  You're argument is invalid.

treyert
treyert User

She needs a personality transplant. Until then, she's just a cumbucket with a pretty face. 

Maree Roxx
Maree Roxx

I was wondering if that was her!! She seems stuck up.

Jennifer Gonzales
Jennifer Gonzales

Shes been around since she was an adolescent, girl now has kids to support. Give her a break.

AshleyHutchinson
AshleyHutchinson User

I remember her from Roswell the tv show from back in the 90's lol i think that was one of her major deals was that show it went on for quite a few seasons.

Ricardo Sime
Ricardo Sime

This is what happens when you listen to your mom and think you are the ish and are untouchable. Read the stories about how her mother treats people and you wouldn't be surprised about this happening.

joedoaks
joedoaks User

It's called the McLean Stevenson Syndrome. ... maybe she'll do her own variety show?

Timothy Cook
Timothy Cook

there is always halmark holiday specials

Eric Potthoff
Eric Potthoff

I believe she was rated one of the bitchiest people to work with in Hollywood recently.

Martin516
Martin516 User

According to IMDB she has a few upcoming movies with major roles. But is she good? No.

MikeSmoth
MikeSmoth User

She is now remembered mostly for criticizing the movie that she had just starred on but she kept the paycheck anyway. The movie wasn't even serious. It was comedy. Now nobody wants to work with her.

That's what happens when you bite the hands that feeds you.

Mike Emmons
Mike Emmons

already there with a disappointing movie called "one for the money" which title is terribly ironic when you think about it.

Rayjay Baadass Henry
Rayjay Baadass Henry

We don't always make the right decisions in life, sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes you just have to take risk and not play it safe all the time.

astinkywind
astinkywind User

That's some of the best acting I've seen from her.

Hiram VanHorne
Hiram VanHorne

She still makes way more than everyone on here talking shit and the guy who wrote the article. Yup I bet she's really pissed at life.

Cori Bordelon
Cori Bordelon

ha ha thats what you get when you think you are btter than everyone else.

Albert Lopez
Albert Lopez

Well ima tell you right now SIR! She hasn't taken a dive down. And I'm sure she got paid well for doing this commercial! Just look at the one with drew brees! Did he also take a dive down!?!?! I think NOT!!

Christopher Georgiades
Christopher Georgiades

this post is a fail. vicks has been running this series of comercials with a lot of different actors and sport celebrities. it has nothing to do with the state of their careers and everything to do with getting paid.

Barry Parsons
Barry Parsons

You took the words right out if my mouth Brian. Karma's a bitch.

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

@Debbie-Weatherford-502George Clooney is generally regarded as a relatively nice guy by the people he works with, contrary to Katherine Heigl, who is routinely called bitchy, entitled, disloyal, etc. Also, George Clooney didn't have a foul mouthed, demanding, unreasonable mother as his agent/PR rep. Also, it's your not you're, and YOUR argument is invalid.

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

You are correct sir, and she has effectively been blacklisted by several network and movie execs.

Homeslice92
Homeslice92 User

Yeah making a 6 figure salary annually doing commercials is such karma.