Katherine Heigl revealed that she wanted to quit acting

Marie Claire

The former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress, who six years ago declared that her character in the medical drama series did not receive the suited material “to warrant a nomination” at the Emmys and called her “Knocked Up” movie from seven years ago “a little sexist,” spoke about the difficult times in her career.

“The thing that was my best friend for a long time, [my career], suddenly turned on me and I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me,” she told the mag.

“I had a moment where, I don’t know, I was thinking, ‘Maybe open a knitting store, get my money out of retirement accounts and live off that, live off the land.’ I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated and all I wanted to do was simplify,” she added.

Heigl admitted that she liked making comedy movies.

“I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn’t say no. I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down,” she said.

Heigl will be starring in NBC’s “State of Affairs” in November. The TV show is a drama about a CIA analyst who is an advisor of the president.