Katherine Heigl takes the cover of InStyle

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Katherine Heigl is the cover girl for the latest issue of InStyle. In the interview, the 30-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star opened up about her husband, her brother’s death and her mother’s battle with breast cancer.

Catch more of Katherine in the August issue of the magazine. You can go here for InStyle subscription.

Here are some highlights:

On using a stylist: “If it’s the Emmy’s or the Oscar’s I need a little extra help, but I just like to do myself because I don’t like all the hoopla.”

On living life despite tragedy: “Here’s the deal: This is what my family and I have been through [her older brother died in a car accident and her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer], and although we’re not perfect, we are survivors… No one in my family ever said, ‘Life’s not worth living because this happened or that happened to me.’ It’s always worth living, and living well.”

On knowing what she wants: “In my early 20s, I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted… I was fed up with trying to be somebody else, and got really lucky and met a great guy [husband Josh Kelley] who loved me for me. I keep telling my friends, seriously, write down what you want and make it specific. Like, I’m talking, do you want a beach house in Venice? Be specific and be creative and define not only what you want in your career but what you want in your personal life.”