The actor recently made a guest appearance in an episode of the long-running medical drama
Patrick Dempsey has been accused of bad behavior on the set of Grey’s Anatomy.
The 55-year-old actor may have been cast in ABC’s long-running medical drama by famed writer Shonda Rhimes as Dr. Known for appearing as Derek Shepard, also known as “McDreamy”.
In her upcoming book, “How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy,” author Lynette Rice opens up about Dempsey’s time on set — and her departure, which shocked fans and industry figures alike. Gave.
For the book, Rice conducted over 80 interviews with members of the show’s cast and crew, both past and present.
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“There were HR issues. It was not sexual in any way,” former executive producer James D. Parriot revealed in an excerpt published Hollywood Reporter.
Parriot produced the first two seasons of the hit show before departing. He returned in season 11 to oversee Dempsey’s exit.
“He was terrorizing the set,” the exec recalled. “Some of the actors had all kinds of PTSD with them.”
This was not always the case, however, as in many other interviews, the “Charmed” actor was described as “so kind and lovable,” “charismatic” and “personalized.” Actress Brooke Smith spoke about her standing by her side and even defending her when she was fired from the show.
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However, by season 11, being the center of the show had gone to the actor’s head.
“He had this grip on set where he knew he could shut down production and scare people. The network and the studio came down and we did sessions with him,” Parriott explained. “I think he was just done with the show. He didn’t like the inconvenience of having to come and work every day. He and Shonda were at each other’s throats.”
Former executive producer Jeanine Renshaw recalled the tension between Dempsey and his co-star Ellen Pompeo, who played his on-screen wife. Pompeo would be tired of Dempy’s complaints about how long he was on set, the producer said.
Renshaw said, however, that the actor would calm down when reminded that others had been on set for a long time.
Another longtime crew member acknowledged that Dempsey had a “scholar”, but explained that he was “sad” and “had no one to talk to”. Went to RIMS with complaints about the behavior.
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Dempsey was also interviewed for the book and said that the lucrative payday was a huge draw for him to live in, but he was disappointed with the demanding schedule that kept him away from his family.
Renshaw recalled “the last straw”, which was when Rhimes “witnessed”. [the behavior] Self.
“Shonda had to say to the network, ‘If he doesn’t go, I go,’ she said. No one wanted to leave because that was the show. Her and Ellen. Patrick is a sweetheart. It would have messed you up. Yes, it’s business.”
His exit was complicated, and the writers devised three possible plot lines to accommodate his absence, ultimately opting to kill off his character.
“It was ultimately decided that bringing him back was going to be very difficult for the other actors,” Parriott said. “The studio just said it was more trouble than it was worth and decided to move on.”
Representatives for ABC and Rhimes declined to comment, while reps for Dempsey and Pompeo did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.