LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- The writing team of "Grey's Anatomy" isn't happy Katherine Heigl said it didn't give her more meaty material to perform on the U.S. television drama this season.
Heigl this week announced she was taking herself out of Emmy Award competition because, "I do not feel I was given the material this season to warrant a nomination."
The actress, who has also appeared on the big screen in "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses," won an Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama last year for her work on "Grey's Anatomy."
"The show bent over backwards to accommodate her film schedule, and then she criticizes the show for lack of material?" a well-placed source on the show told EW.com. "It's an ungrateful slap in the face to the very writers responsible for her Emmy win in the first place."