Katherine Heigl 'stopped challenging' herself

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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl has admitted she stopped pushing herself to take on tougher film roles and fell back on playing parts in romantic comedies.

Katherine Heigl 'stopped challenging' herself in movies.

The 35-year-old actress - known for her roles in comedies such as 'Knocked Up' and '27 Dresses' - has admitted she began to feel worn down by parts in rom-coms after failing to push herself to take on a variety of roles.

She told the August issue of Marie Claire: "I had an amazing time [doing rom-coms]. 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."

The 35-year-old actress - who is set to return to television in November this year in the NBC drama 'State Of Affairs' - also opened up about her decision to take time off from the industry

She explained: "That was part of why I took that time off, to ask myself, 'What do I want? What am I looking for?' and shut down all the noise.

"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."

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