According to Grey’s Anatomy star, Patrick Dempsey, “last season was boring to do.” Not exactly the raving compliment the show and its network probably would have wanted from one of their lead mainstays. The man who gives life to Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd made the comment as he admitted to the New York Post recently that his minor lip-locking indiscretion with Nurse Rose, played by Lauren Stamile, was a welcome novelty.
"It will make the storylines more interesting and compelling,” Dempsey said. “Last season was boring to do. Enough is enough already. It's time for the writers to go back and take a look at things and find some new paths for these characters. It was too repetitive for me."
The controversial kiss took place in a recent Grey’s Anatomy episode, adding another layer of tension to his already rocky relationship with Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey. Despite the repercussions his momentary lapse in judgment may cause, Dempsey is grateful for the diversion, saying he feels “encouraged” that someone new has come into to his character's life.
In line with this sentiment, the actor also remained uncertain about the future of Derek and Meredith ’s romance.
"You would think that they would work through their difficulties and move forward,” the Grey’s Anatomy heartthrob commented. “ Meredith needs to get healthy. That's an interesting thing to explore with her character. Does he stand by her while she goes through that? Or do they work through their problems alone.” [Grey's Anatomy creator/writer] Shonda Rhimes is very clear on what she wants to do but not clear on what the actors are going to do.”
In the meantime, even as Dempsey and the rest of the cast and crew of Grey’s Anatomy remain unemployed due to the writers’ walkout, the actor can at least continue to savor the success of his most recent film, Enchanted.
"I always knew that if it worked, it would work huge," Dempsey confessed. "But you always take a risk with these things. It's been interesting because everyone likes this movie – men, kids, moms. The movie touches the child in everyone, while dispelling the whole idea that if you find that one right person you are going to live happily ever after."
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