Firefly Lane star Katherine Heigl looks unrecognizable with new hair in Netflix show after long break from spotlight

FIREFLY Lane star Katherine Heigl is unrecognizable with new dark hair in the heartwarming Netflix series after a long break from the spotlight. 

In her role as sassy media pro Tully Hart, the actress, 42, looks worlds away from her standard saccharine, cute as a button chick-flick persona. 


Katherine ditches her blonde hair for dark tresses in new series Firefly LaneCredit: Netflix

Swapping her usual blonde tresses for a series of dark, curly styles, viewers get to see Heigl’s appearance change through the decades as the show explores her friendship with best pal Kate Mularkey, played by Scrubs Sarah Chalke.

There’s something for everyone with 80s slicked down, pulled back up ‘dos, severe style mullet cuts and statement bobs that command attention.

Former Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl and Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke lead the Firefly Lane cast as main characters Tully and Kate.

Kate, the introvert, and Tully, the coolest girl in school, form a bond that weathers every milestone in their lives, leading up to tragedy.

Katherine looks completely different with blonde hair


Katherine looks completely different with blonde hair Credit: Getty Images
The actress is back in this new Netflix role


The actress is back in this new Netflix roleCredit: Getty – Contributor

The series follows their friendship over several decades as they women enter their 20s, 30s, and even 40s.

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“Tully (played by Heigl) is a charismatic force of nature who spins the pain of her past into gold, while Kate (played by Chalke) is her kind, constant shadow who struggles to make her own mark,” according to Variety writer Caroline Framke.

This is Katherine’s first role in years after she revealed that she was blacklisted from Hollywood after colleagues referred to her as “difficult” to work with.

Heigl claimed her mental health took a massive hit when she received backlash , “scaring” her family and friends during her anxious episodes.

The series follows the friendship of two best gal pals – Tully and Kate


The series follows the friendship of two best gal pals – Tully and KateCredit: Netflix

Katherine Heigl, 42, has been dubbed as a diva and “unprofessional” to work with by industry colleagues who claim the star is “always mad.”

Heigl spoke about the claims to the Washington Post and cleared her name, saying: “I may have said a couple of things you didn’t like, but then that escalated to ‘she’s ungrateful,’ then that escalated to ‘she’s difficult,’ and that escalated to ‘she’s unprofessional,'”

Adding: “What is your definition of difficult? Somebody with an opinion that you don’t like? Now, I’m 42, and that s** pisses me off.”

Heigl’s reputation took a blow when she withdrew her name from the 2008 Emmy Awards for Grey’s Anatomy and told the NY Times: “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention.”

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There are plenty of retro hairstyles to entertain viewers


There are plenty of retro hairstyles to entertain viewersCredit: Netflix
Gorgeous Katherine looks stunning with dark or blonde hair


Gorgeous Katherine looks stunning with dark or blonde hairCredit: Netflix

The show’s creator Shonda Rhimes was not pleased as she told Oprah Winfrey: “On some level, it stung and on some level I was not surprised. When people show you who they are, believe them.”

The actress confessed to Howard Stern that she later apologized to Rhimes for the Emmy mishap.

In August of last year, Tamaran, a former celebrity stylist posted a TikTok video bashing celebrities which friends of hers have previously worked with and branding them as “unpleasant.”

The stylist alleged: “If 2020 was a career, it would be Katherine Heigl. Friends of mine who have worked on set with her and photoshoots have told me that she is extremely difficult and always mad.”

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