Katherine Heigl was in a rush.
One late October afternoon, the 35-year-old actress had just finished shooting a scene for her new NBC thriller, "State of Affairs," where she plays a CIA briefer who has a tangled professional and personal history with the president she serves, played by Alfre Woodard.
Then, with no time even to finish a lunch salad in a to-go container, Heigl hustled across the Universal lot to an editing room, where she offered notes on some footage that had just been put together for a different episode.
In addition to her acting, Heigl serves as an executive producer on the series. She jokes that she didn't even know what "POTUS"...