Jeffrey Dean Morgan On Katherine Heigl Leaving 'Grey's': 'I Think It Was A Happy Parting'

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    Actress Katherine Heigl backstage at the ShoWest awards ceremony at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Katherine Heigl

    Fanboys may know Jeffrey Dean Morgan from his comic book film roles in "Watchmen" and his latest, "The Losers," but primetime TV watchers know him from his turn on "Grey's Anatomy" as Denny Duquette, the doomed love of Katherine Heigl's Izzie.

    With the recent news that the actress was leaving the show after six seasons, Jeffrey offered his support at the junket for "The Losers" on Saturday.

    "Good for her," he told Access Hollywood. "I think the show will be fine without her and she obviously was ready to move on and do films."

    Though Katherine had a publicly volatile relationship with the show at times, Jeffrey told Access he thought it would be an amicable split.

    "I think, great for everybody," he said. "I think it was a happy parting."

    In "The Losers," an action film focused on a ragtag band of Special Forces soldiers fighting against a maniacal villain to clear their name, Jeffrey has a new love interest in Zoe Saldana — but as with Izzie, it's hardly smooth sailing.

    While Izzie wanted to save the sick Denny's life, however, Zoe's Aisha is a mysterious, independent agent who'd just as soon shoot Jeffrey's Lt. Col. Clay as kiss him.

    The film is due in theaters on April 23.

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