With McDreamy Patrick Dempsey (55) it was obviously not that dreamy in truth. In Lynette Rice’s latest book, “How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy,” 80 employees from the hit series unpack about the shooting and reveal that it was terrible behind the scenes. To blame: series superstar Patrick Dempsey alias Dr. Derek Sheperd, better known as McDreamy.
Says producer James D. Parriott, “There were issues that affected HR. Not in a sexual way. He was kind of terrorizing the set. Some cast members suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because of him. “And:” He had that power on set and knew that he could stop production and scare people. He didn’t like the inconvenience of coming in and working every day. He and Shonda literally got each other’s throats. “
After eleven seasons it was finally over. Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes gave ABC TV an ultimatum. Either Dempsey or she goes. Rhimes stayed – and Dr. Derek Shepard died dramatically in a car accident.