There was one time when Katherine Heigl ruled the television and movie world. If you didn’t see her on “Grey’s Anatomy,” then you were watching her in a rom-com that you hate to admit, but was actually pretty good. Heigl has been on an acting hiatus for a while now. We’ve only seen her in NyQuil commercials (which we cringe at BTW). But it looks like this starlet is making a comeback, and she’s talking all about in to Marie Claire UK.

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Heigl looks absolutely incredibly on the cover wearing a tight blue Christian Dior dress, natural makeup and her hair pushed back away from her face. The photo we love the most however is of the 35-year-old wearing v-neck grey sweater dress… and not much else. Heigl looks peaceful and relaxed, which is exactly why she took time off. I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn’t say no. I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down. That was part of why I took that time off, to ask myself, ‘What do I want? What am I looking for?’ and shut down all the noise.”katherine heigl marie claire uk 2014

Heigl will be back on television with her new show “State of Affairs” which will premiere this fall. We’re excited to see this blonde bombshell on TV again, and we hope that she’ll be covering many more fashion and beauty magazine in the next year. Head over to Marie Claire UK for more information, and be sure to pick up your own copy of the August issue, on newsstands now.

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All photos via Marie Claire UK/Alex Cayley

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