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The Rejection That Katherine Heigl Experienced Before Breaking into Primetime Television

Aired on 03/10/1995 | CC tv-pg
Long before she starred in Knocked Up, Katherine Heigl was just another young actress searching for a career-making role. She eventually found one with the hit TV show Roswell, but the road that brought her there was paved with rejection (as it is for most people who make it in Hollywood).

"It's a lot of rejection, and for, I think, a couple years, I went through that whole period," the 16-year-old actress said on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show 20 years ago.

Watch as Katherine describes the emotional toll of being on the receiving end of all those noes.

Original airdate: March 10, 1995
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