An Interview with Lauren Stamile

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Grey's Anatomy finally returns tomorrow, for what will be the last episode we'll see until the writers' strike comes to an end. It's extremely sad, but at least "Lay Your Hands On Me" is shaping up to be rather interesting.

One reason? Rose. The character introduced a few episodes ago, and played by the lovely Lauren Stamile, has done nothing but spark controversy. Here is an interview Lauren recently did with E! Online's Kristin Veitch ...

E!: I heard your mom and dad met just like Rose and McDreamy.
Lauren Stamile: Yes! My mom is a nurse, and my dad is a doctor, and it's actually kind of cute, because you know how they wear the surgical masks? Well, my dad saw my mom's eyes, and that was it. Very romantic.

Ellen, Patrick, Lauren

Lauren Stamile (Rose), Patrick Dempsey (Derek), Ellen Pompeo (Meredith).

E!: So, what was it like the first time you met Patrick Dempsey?
Lauren Stamile: I met him in my last meeting [with the producers], and I didn't realize how nervous I was until I met him! He's definitely one of the most charismatic and charming people I have ever met. I wasn't ready, I don't think. I was laughing and red and embarrassed and probably ridiculous looking.

E!: How very Rose-like of you!
Lauren Stamile: Yeah, I was so very much myself during that audition. I wasn't sure at first if that was good or if that was bad. I guess it wasn't too bad.

E!: So, how jealous are your friends that you're smooching McDreamy?
Lauren Stamile: Very! [Laughs] I would be, too, if I were them. My family is very excited. I can't quite believe that's really my job!

E!: What was it like to film that first kiss? Please be specific for our female readers!
Lauren Stamile: I was nervous. A scene like that is always nerve-racking, it just is. And usually my way of coping with things like that is talking about it. So, I said to him, are you freaking out? Because I'm freaking out. I was very upset I didn't have hair in that scene, I had the shower cap on. I don't even look cute, I look like a turtle. So, I spent time making fun of myself and then he made fun of me, too. We laughed our way through it. It ended up being very comfortable and nice, actually. But it was definitely a nerve-racking day.

E!: Now the money question: Will there be more kisses for Derek and Rose?
Lauren Stamile: I don't know. I think I'm like everybody else in that I don't know what's going to happen. I think their relationship could kind of go either way. I guess we'll have to wait until things start up again after the strike.

E!: Have you heard what the fans are saying about Rose?
Lauren Stamile: I've heard some. I try not to look at the blogs or anything like that, because I am sure there are many people who are not happy. But my family and friends tell me, "Oh, yes. There are people who are not happy." But there are people who are happy, too, so I'm sure that's probably happening.

E!: What do you want to happen for Derek and Rose?
Lauren Stamile: Well, gosh. I was a very big fan of the show before this job, and there was an episode where Derek was saying to Meredith, "I want to have children with you, I want my life with you and I will wait." And I remember, when I was watching that episode, I was like, "Oh! I hope nobody comes along, that's awful, they need to be together!" And now I'm realizing,"Oh, that might be me." So, I think they've been going on a back-and-forth thing for a long time, and I think sometimes, the way you truly value somebody is to see what it's like not to have them. It might even be good for their relationship if things took a turn for a little while. And if that involves me, I would be very pleased. [Laughs]

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So your saying that Meredith aka me is UGLY??? You are a really sick and stupid bastard JJ and MC and all Rose fans what the hell does rose have that meredith doesn't?? you sick stupid son of a bitch bastards!


Why is rose still in the show????? she really sucks. I find it very disgusting to watch her with derek. What has happen to greys anatomy? was a good show but now it really sucks with rose in the picture. mer/der is and will always be a perfect couple.


Weirdos. She's the best thing to happen to the series in quite a while.


she needs to freaking dissappear maybe you weirdos haven't seen the recent episodes or something because the women is horrible acting like such a freaking freak please she needs to go. asap




I agree with JJ, Meredith is annoying, has been annoying, and will probably continue to be annoying. Rose is indeed more grounded, mature, clear-minded and HOT. Derek deserves someone with less baggage than Meredith has. If Meredith is indeed her mother's daughter, then she needs to get over her relationship preoccupation and move on with her career.


C'mon! Meredith was getting - and still is - annoying. Rose is far more grounded, mature and clear-minded which makes her a better fit with McDreamy. Plus she's HOT. I agree with the previous poster that she's the hottest woman on the show since Addison. I don't understand how anyone thinks Meredith is good-looking. Izzie, Lexi, Callie...they're nice looking. But Christina and Meredith? Yuck. Would LOVE to see Derek and Rose become a couple.


Ugh. Why hasn't Rose been written off yet? She is one of the two most annoying characters on the show right now (ties with Ava on that one). She has zero chemistry with Derek. Remember their first kiss? It was so awkward that I wanted to throw up. And her tongue/petting line in the last episode? First off, ew. Second, she couldn't even deliver it with wit. Why did the writers cast this retard? Can't act, goofy-looking and not attractive...I don't get it!


I think Lauren Stamile is a beautiful women. Her character, Rose, is a positive add to the story line. Mererdith should know she can't play around with Derek's feelings. I look forward to seeing more of her in Season 4. I am definitely a Lauren Stamile fan now. Go Rose!


I don't mind the actress, but am not too keen on the character. I hope Mer and Der work out and not in the last ten minutes of the show. I'd like to see them work it out, become an actual couple again, take steps- become more serious, and if they're getting married, not in the series finale. Maybe part way through the last season or second last. Not straight away or at the last possible minute. And I hope the writers don't give us any doubts that they belong together. Hope Rose doesn't make Derek a completely unbearable character. He just hasn't been himself lately.
P.S. I've really come around on the whole Lexie story. I'd be happy to see her stay around. She could be good for Meredith. Meredith could do with some remotely sane family.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.