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Studio Party: 100th Episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Yesterday, Katherine Heigl attended a studio party to mark the ABC medical drama’s 100th episode. There Katherine said that it’s premature to think her days as Dr. Izzie Stevens are numbered.

On www.abclocal.go.com/wabc/index the following article was published:

[…] “I was assuming that at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go,” Heigl said, noting series creator Shonda Rhimes’ passion for plot secrecy.

“I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares,” said the actress, who’s played the character since the show debuted in 2005.

“I’m there” if Izzie remains part of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Heigl said. She called the set “one of my favorite places to be” and said her colleagues are also friends.

She and fellow cast members, including Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey) and Patrick Dempsey (Dr. Derek Shepherd), were on hand for the celebration that included a cake decorated with scalpels and syringes made out of icing.

Rhimes, who’s also an executive producer for the show, called the milestone a “huge accomplishment” and thanked the cast and crew for their efforts. […]

In the article Katherine said that she’s comfortable balancing movies and TV by working on big-screen projects during the summer hiatus for “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“I’m more than happy to make that compromise. As my agent likes to say, ‘High-class problems,”‘ Heigl said.

“I don’t know if I want to continue for five years working 12 months a year, but I can take at least another year or two,” she said.

Read a review of Thursdays (March 26) episode on zap2it.com: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Izzie’s surgery, Owen lashes out — and a ring

The 100th episode of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” is scheduled airing May 7, 2009.