Patrick Dempsey graced the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital (beforehand Seattle Grace and Seattle Grace Mercy West) for 11 seasons. Making medical drama historical past as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd and longtime love of Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Dempsey left Grey’s Anatomy in 2015 to pursue different skilled tasks.
Though it’s been 5 years because the Sweet Home Alabama star exited the present, followers are clearly burning a candle for the Grey’s alum.
Patrick Dempsey strikes on from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
After Dempsey’s departure from Grey’s Anatomy, the actor targeted on his ardour for auto racing and landed a task on the large display screen in Bridget Jones’ Baby.
“It’s completely reinvigorated me. I’ve enjoyed it immensely,” Dempsey informed Entertainment Weekly in 2015 of working once more in movie. “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.”
Noting the distinction between movie and tv, the Can’t Buy Me Love star appeared to welcome the variability introduced on by his film function.
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“It’s just a completely different approach,” Dempsey remarked. “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.”
Grey’s Anatomy turned an on the spot hit when it premiered in March 2005, launching Dempsey and several other of his co-stars into stardom. The actor was grateful he had some years within the business beneath his belt to assist navigate his newfound fame.
“It’s crazy because you go from trying to get in a room to audition, to suddenly everybody in the world knowing you, no matter where you go,” he informed Entertainment Weekly in 2015 following his departure from the present. “And it happened within a 30-day period. I’m glad I had the experience to handle it, because it’s very heady.”
At the tip of season 11, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes concluded Dempsey’s time on the present by having Derek killed in a automotive accident. He knew the devoted fan following would take the lack of the key character to coronary heart.
“The fans care deeply. I think Shonda cares deeply about the fans, and how they will react,” Dempsey mirrored. “Shepherd is a beloved character. People don’t want to lose him. He’s been in their lives for over 10 years. … They are passionate around the world. I get to travel around the world to race, and people know who Shepherd is. It’s humbling.”
A non-McDreamy post prompts nostalgia for the ‘Grey’s’ character
Earlier this week, Dempsey posted an Instagram pic along with his canine with the easy caption of “Monday.” Though there was no reference to Grey’s Anatomy, Derek Shepherd, McDreamy, or every other phrases associated to the Dempsey’s former present, loyalists of the long-lasting character clamored to the star utilizing that well-known moniker.
“LOVE YOU MCDREAMY,” one fan wrote. “Pick me, choose me, love me McDreamy!!!” one other posted, quoting a legendary line from Meredith. “greys anatomy is still good, but like it’s kinda boring without you,” a follower wrote.
Other feedback included a number of declarations of affection and proposals of marriage, however the majority had been simply craving for his or her beloved Dr. Shepherd.
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“Hey mcdreamy come back to greys please,” a fan requested. “it’s a beautiful day to save lives,” one other wrote in reference to McDreamy’s iconic signature line. “still my mcdreamy,” one follower commented. “please come back in season 17 in greys please,” one other begged.
Clearly, Dempsey won’t ever shake his McDreamy persona!