Is Katherine Heigl having money trouble? The romantic-comedy staple has been working steadily, acting in several films over the past few years, but it's not much compared to the success of her "Knocked Up" and "Grey's Anatomy" days.
Heigl is set to star in an independent film titled "Jenny's Wedding," but the flick needs some financial help in order to make it to the big screen. "Jenny's Wedding" is currently in post-production and its producers have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise the $150,000 it needs to be completed.
The campaign started on Feb. 11, and as of Feb. 26, it has raised less than $33,000.
TMZ caught up with Heigl to ask about the funding venture, which she said she didn't know much about. "I don't have that much to do with it, but I hope it's going well," she told a reporter. Heigl has already shot all of her scenes for the film, but it is not known whether she was paid her entire salary upfront or if any part of her pay is contingent upon the film's profits.
"If your movie doesn't get the funding it needs on Indiegogo, would you be willing to fill in the extra amount?" TMZ asked the former "Grey's Anatomy" actress. Heigl definitely didn't jump at the suggestion.
"I haven't made that much in the last few years, man," she said, laughing. "I gotta support my family."
The 35-year-old actress is married and has two children.
In 2012, she starred in "One For the Money," for which she reportedly made $15,000,000, despite the fact that the film actually lost money due to paltry box office sales. Her 2013 film "The Big Wedding" also did poorly at the box office, although it did turn a small profit.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote in September that former co-workers of Heigl have found her demanding and difficult to work with. She rather abruptly left "Grey's Anatomy" in 2010, but after seeing minimal box office success with her big-screen work, she asked to return to the show. That request wasn't granted, and now she's reportedly trying to return to the small screen with a different project.