Katherine Heigl was thrilled when a gaggle of teenage fans swarmed her at a screening for her new movie, Saved In America, on Aug. 15 in Agoura Hills, Calif…. until she realized they thought she was “Toxic” singer, Britney Spears.
“She seemed really flattered and was signing autographs,” says an eyewitness. “But then one girl said ‘Oh my God, we thought you were Britney! Wait… who are you?”
The Grey’s Anatomy alum bristled but kept her famed temper in check as she said tersely, “I’m not Britney, I’m an actress.”
Star readers know that getting misidentified as a once teeny-bopper pop star isn’t her only problem—her momager, Nancy, is ruining Katherine’s reputation on set too. Now, Katherine is planning to fire her own mother so she isn’t completely blacklisted from future gigs. “She thinks shes has the right to make the decisions, and she’s angered a lot of people in the process,” a tipster dishes to Star. Since the mom-and-daughter duo has one close-knit relationship, this news is going to ruffle some family feathers, for sure.
Sounds like this TV doctor may need to resuscitate her career in more than one way!