Dempsey More Than Just a TV Doctor

at . Comments
Patrick Dempsey
Many Grey's Anatomy fans would like to believe that the handsome, talented Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd were a real person. Well, for a few minutes recently, Derek and the actor who portrays him, Patrick Dempsey, were one and the same.

According to the Boston Herald, Patrick's four-year-old daughter, Tallulah, ended up in the hospital after a nasty fall. The TV doc wasted no time in instructing the staff how to proceed.

“My daughter had fallen and hurt her chin and I was watching the doctor’s technique,” Dempsey said. “I said to the doctor, ‘You’re not going to put stitches on her. Use the liquid Band-Aid on her instead. That’s what I want you to use now, please.’ I suddenly became Derek Shepherd in the emergency room. I was very authoritive. People listened. It worked out for the best.”

As for the real-life doctor's reaction to the suggested course of treatment?

“He said, ‘Yes, that’s probably better,’” Dempsey said.

The Maine native added that the doctor tending to his daughter had no clue who he was. Guess we won't be hitting him up for our next expert interview.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

Avatar

Mira babyhood circumlocutions spectators Fran.flashing!theatricals roughness intellectuals

Avatar

I read about Patrick who talked about his daughter having falled. It was amazing to read what he had done at the hospital, it shows that working on GA is a big plus. Well done, Patrick! But hey, Tallulah is his daughter, so he would want the best for her anyway. But yeah, I must admit that although I know he's an actor in real life, I certainly think of him as a doctor...Even my mother was led to believe he was a doctor in real life.

Avatar

Well, that's a very big plus of working in Greys Anatomy u know, besides u been in the tv most watch show in America and all the fame and being call McDreamy or McSteamy.. U get lo learn a bit bout doctors!

Tags:

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Amelia: I think I'm falling in love with Owen Hunt, and I'm really afraid that it's gonna destroy me.
Derek: It wouldn't be love if it didn't.

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

Meredith