Patrick Dempsey got a shocking exit from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ last season when his character was killed off unexpectedly. Now he’s moved onto the big screen with a starring role in ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby.’ Yet of course people are still asking him about McDreamy ;).
Patrick spoke about the public reaction to his character’s demise.
I knew it would be heavy like that. I didn’t realize until we did our interview that it was really over. It started to dawn on me that this is coming to an end, which is why I think I was so moved by it. It was the first time I really stepped back and was starting to witness and to reflect on what had happened. That was the first time I was really saying goodbye to [Derek]. And I wasn’t at all surprised with how people reacted.
So did he read any of the reactions?
A little bit. And then I was pretty much done with it. You know, I was ready to move on and then I was focused on racing. When everything started happening, I was out of the country anyway and I was racing, which was a good distraction.
Patrick was also asked about Shonda Rhimes’s admission in an interview that she has killed off a character because she didn’t like the actor.
I think she loves being provocative and that’s fine for who she is. That gets people talking about all the stuff that she’s doing. She’s an amazing woman who is incredibly productive. She’s promoting a book. She’s promoting three shows. And she’s emerging as the star of all of these things. I think she knows how to deal with the media and what she needs to say to get the response that she’s looking for. She’s very savvy.
He’s got a good point there! Patrick was also asked what it was like going from TV to movies with his starring role in the movie ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby.’
Oh, it’s completely reinvigorated me. I’ve enjoyed it immensely. I think the pace of it is really good. Getting back to something that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. And it’s very collaborative and it’s organic in how it comes together, how it changes and evolves. It’s just a completely different approach. With the show, you’re just grinding it out to get through it. In this instance, you take the time to walk through things. I really love it.
Sounds like Patrick wants more time on the big screen! It’s good to hear that he’s doing well after ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Rumor has it he and his wife are considering reconciling as well: they were spotted vacationing together in Europe a couple of months ago. Things may be looking up for Patrick in 2016…
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