Izzie just wants to be asked

Katherine Heigl

is ready to stay with “Grey’s Anatomy” if she’s asked. She said last week that people shouldn’t assume that her days as Dr. Izzie Stevens are numbered.

“I was assuming that at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go,” Heigl said, noting series creator

Shonda Rhimes

’ passion for plot secrecy.

“I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares.”

On last week’s episode, Izzie was seen surviving brain surgery. There’s been talk that Heigl wants to pursue her film career full-time and that her character might be killed off.

Heigl said she’s comfortable balancing movies and TV. “As my agent likes to say, ‘High-class problems,’” she said.