Katherine Heigl taking ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ hiatus

Seattle Grace is losing another doctor — at least temporarily. Katherine Heigl, 30, is taking a leave of absence from “Grey’s Anatomy” to film a new movie, the romantic comedy “Life as We Know It.” An ABC rep cannot confirm the exact length of time she will be out of pocket — EW.com is reporting a 5-episode hiatus — but tells PEOPLE, “Katherine is taking time off to film a movie.