Patrick Dempsey Revealed Why He ‘Never Felt Completely Comfortable’ within the Film ‘Enchanted’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Though Patrick Dempsey is usually recognized along with his iconic Grey’s Anatomy character, Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, the actor additionally has some profitable movie credit to his identify.

Starring with Amy Adams within the 2007 Disney movie Enchanted, Dempsey portrayed straight-laced divorce lawyer and single father Robert who involves the rescue of Giselle (Adams), a princess misplaced in New York City. The household flick was successful, although Dempsey revealed the film was a bit out of his consolation zone.

Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams of 'Enchanted'
Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams of ‘Enchanted’ | Jason Kempin/FilmMagic

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ alum needed to do a household movie

Playing a job in a movie the place most actors sing and dance as stereotypical fairy story characters, Dempsey was the movie’s basis of realism. With Robert being the even-keeled but cynical love curiosity of Giselle’s uber romantic Disney princess, Dempsey’s position was a departure from the remainder of the forged.

“The hard part is everybody’s having a great time over acting and being brilliant, and I had to kind of just drive the narrative, which was challenging,” he instructed Collider in 2007. “That was the most difficult part, but I just wanted to be a part of it because it’s hard to find stories that are original and different. Yet there was something about this that was timeless and familiar as well.”

As a father of three, Dempsey was drawn to the family-friendly storyline which might attraction to a wide range of viewers.

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“As a parent, it’s a nice family film,” the Grey’s Anatomy star famous. “Also, it’s a good date movie as well… I think the symbolism in it, and the archetypes are really fascinating. It was different, and at the time I thought it was the right move to make, and still do.”

Patrick Dempsey was a bit out of his component

Working with animated and computerized animals in Enchanted was a change for Dempsey, the place it took a little bit of time for the actor to regulate.

“The big thing was like that was the first two scenes were the ones with the rats and the birds,” he recalled. “It was like, ‘Oh my God, what have I gotten myself into?’ … I never felt completely comfortable in the movie, quite honestly. Maybe that works for the character.”

Reiterating his uneasiness, Dempsey realized his obvious unfamiliarity within the fairy story setting could have made his portrayal of Robert extra real looking.

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“Everybody’s so larger-than-life that you’re trying to figure out do you have the right tone,” the Made of Honor actor defined. “Are you hitting the right beats emotionally and comedically without going over the edge. The more you’re, I think, honest, the better it is for people to come in and then sort of see the world through Robert’s eyes. I think that’s how people start to react, and that was really challenging. … but I never felt comfortable, it was always sort of kind of strange stylistically.”

‘Enchanted’ sequel?

Rumors have been swirling for years of an Enchanted sequel, the place a working title of Disenchanted has been thrown into the combo. Dempsey was open to the thought of a second installment when the unique movie launched.

“I think it would be fun to explore, yeah, as long as the stories are good,” Dempsey commented in 2007. “If we can come up with a really good story that’s, I think, meaningful… has a lot of depth to it, I think certainly it would be fun. I think there’s room for improvement certainly, always.”

While a script has supposedly been within the works for a number of years and the principal forged members keen to signal on, Dempsey nonetheless appeared open to the thought in 2018.

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“I think it’s such a beloved movie we need to make sure it’s right before we move forward,” he mentioned, as reported by Entertainment Tonight. “And certainly, Amy was remarkable in that film and she’s an incredible actress and James Marsden as well. We’ll see, I hope it can live up to what we did originally, that’s the important thing. If it happens, then we do it.”

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