Patrick Dempsey was for a long time one of the main stars of the series “Grey’s Anatomy”. Revelations from a producer, in a book dedicated to the program, allow to know what is the real reason for his departure in season 11.
Grey’s Anatomy : a series that lasts over time
Fans of Grey’s Anatomy have seen more than one character leave the show over the seasons. Some departures even caused a real shock, like that of Patrick Dempsey. The actor has been one of the strongholds of the show since its launch in 2005. He played the charming Derek Shepherd whom many spectators had a crush on. His departure took place in season 11 and, since then, the series has nevertheless been able to do without its services since it still continues to exist, with soon 18 seasons on the clock. A longevity which commands respect in the television landscape.
If necessary, remember that Grey’s Anatomy is a medical series set in a fictional Seattle hospital. We follow a large gallery of characters, with professional and intimate issues. All the charm of the series lies in this marriage between these two layers. The recipe continues to work and the series is regularly talked about with significant episodes.
Patrick Dempsey responsible for a bad atmosphere?
When Patrick Dempsey mentioned his departure, he put forward a filming pace that was too intense which prevented him from enjoying his family. A reason which would in reality only be a facade to pay into political correctness. At the house of The Hollywood Reporter, we learn that Lynette Rice’s book, How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy, contains revelations from producer James D. Parriott:
He kind of terrorized the set. Some of the cast had some sort of anxiety disorder with him. He had that hold on set, he knew he could stop production and scare people.
He didn’t like the inconvenience of coming to work every day. He and Shonda were at each other’s throats.
Even if the relationship between the actor and Shonda Rhimes has not been good, that did not stop Patrick Dempsey from doing a landmark appearance in season 17. But given the fate that has been reserved for “Dr Mamour”, you better not expect to see him again in the future.