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Katherine Heigl "couldn't stop" doing rom-coms

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Heigl "stopped challenging" herself in choice of film roles

Katherine Heigl has revealed that she "couldn't say no" to doing romantic comedies.

The Hollywood actress, known for her roles in rom-coms such as 27 Dresses and Knocked Up, has admitted that she "stopped challenging" herself in her choice of movie roles.

Speaking to Marie Claire, she said: "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.

"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."

The actress, who took a break from Hollywood to spend time with husband Josh Kelley and daughters Naleigh and Adelaide on a ranch in Utah, admitted that she considered throwing in the towel and quitting acting.

She said: "Oh yeah, I had a moment where, I don't know, I was thinking I'd 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."

Heigl, who is set to star in new NBC show State Of Affairs, said that she's excited about the next step in her career, saying: "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."

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