Find out why Dempsey’s exit from Grey’s Anatomy
Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey, a popular character who died tragically in an April 2015 episode. All fans distraught over Derek loss. It’s one of the most shocking turns in the series’ history.
It’s been a mystery to Grey’s Anatomy viewers for years why Dempsey abruptly ended his role. Fortunately, the exact cause revealed in a new book of the series by Lynette Rice. “How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy book”
Grey’s Anatomy insider and entertainment journalist Rice released an exclusive sample from her book in the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. In it, the circumstances surrounding Patrick Dempsey’s exit from the show in Season 11 described in great detail. Grey’s Anatomy stars and producers talked about Patrick Dempsey’s exit. And it is really shocking after hearing their version of what led up to his departure.
Did Patrick Dempsey’s terrorize the crew and cast?
Shonda Rhimes “wanted an OG to come in as sort of a showrunner for 14 episodes” to escort Patrick Dempsey off the canvas in Season 11, according to former executive producer James D. Parriott. He said that by Season 11, things had turned ugly between McDreamy and series creator Rhimes.
It turns out that Dempsey had some HR problems. “It was not sexual in any manner. He seemed to be terrorizing the crowd in some way. Some of the cast members were suffering from various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of working with him. To stop the production and frighten people on the set. We had discussions with the network and studio” Parriott continued.
Parriott speculates, “I guess he was just finished with the show.” “He didn’t like having to go to work every day. At the point of no return, Shonda and him were savagely at odds.”
Jeannine Renshaw, a former EP, recalled that Ellen became unhappy with Patrick since he wasn’t working as much. The fairness of things meant a lot to her. She didn’t appreciate it when Patrick often say that he was ‘too late’ or ‘ staying for long time,’. Although she had more scenes than he had in the show.
However, Renshaw clarified that Dempsey wasn’t always aware of his lack of consideration for his co-stars. Added the problem is that actors are prone to see world from singular perspective.
Dempsey on the other hand stated Grey’s schedule might be stressful and tiring. Added Every day was a long day. It’s hard to believe you’ve been doing it for eleven years. He admitted that he received fair compensation, but with high cost.