"We miss him dearly, but yeah, the show is doing very well." EXCLUSIVE: 'Grey’s Anatomy' Stars Compete in Tough Mudder for Homeless Youth, Talk ‘Juicy’ Upcoming Episodes The 46-year-old actress confirmed that the current 12th season will not be "I think a lot of people were really upset about his departure, which is super understandable, but I think the change is part of the reason the show goes on so long," she explained. I want to make sure the quality stays good and they're there for us.
"People tune in to see, what does the show look like now? They get so upset about the change, but change is precisely what everyone always needs to sort of get to the next place." Pompeo also revealed that she feels more "engaged" in the series following Dempsey's exit. I want to be there for them." EXCLUSIVE: Ellen Pompeo Not Sure If 'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Can 'Handle' Meredith's Brutal Attack Dempsey, who will next appear on the big screen in , echoed a similar sentiment when he discussed his decision to leave the show to work on movies. Getting back to something that has a beginning, a middle and an end.
Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.” When asked about his split, Dempsey hinted that work had something to do with the relationship’s ultimate unraveling.
The actor told reporters that he had been “spread so thin” because of the show’s demanding schedule. Patrick Dempsey & Estranged Wife Jill Attend Son’s Soccer Game Together After Filing For Divorce But in a new issue of gig that got him fired – and divorced!
Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo really do have a spark!
The sexy star covers the new issue of Manhattan magazine (via Just Jared) where he opens about auditioning for "Grey's Anatomy," his cancer center and racing cars.
I had an immediate connection with her because she has a Boston accent, and I’m from Maine, so that disarmed me," he tells the mag.
"My experience…is that the doctors have such a huge workload; they’re trying to do everything that they can; the nurses are so vitally important as well—but then what happens to the caregivers and the family members?
There is a real void, and that’s how the center came about, [with the] thinking: How do we help those people?
Some just can’t believe that creator Shonda Rhimes would willingly want to write him off the show.
So something must have happened to force her hand, right?