10457956_10154342025935297_3010567057881890072_n

Having quit Hollywood back in 2009 to focus on her family, Katherine Heigl is still landing covers: namely, the Marie Claire UK August 2014 issue.

The rom-com queen looks stunning on the cover wearing a lace-accented Christian Dior Fall 2014 electric-blue dress which really pops.

In her interview she gives us an insight into why she quit Hollywood, taking on too many rom-coms and the next chapter in her life.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On feeling betrayed by 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. 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.”

On making too many rom coms: “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.”

On her next phase: “There’s a part of me that’s a Hollywood animal as well. I can’t wait to get into the writer’s room and see how we do this. I feel like I’m finally rolling into the next phase of my adulthood.”

Credit: Marie Claire UK