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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Who's the slutty whore? Rose may have known about Mer/Der, and kissed Derek, only kissed him so far. Plus it wasn't her that made the first move. Watch the show again, and see for yourselves who made the first move. All you diehard Mer/Der fans call Rose a slutty whore. Well Meredith new that Derek was married and that didn't stop her from doing the McNasty with him at the end of Season II. PLus all the one night stands she's had other than Derek. So who's the slutty skanky whore??? How soon you all forget, how it all was written, but because it's your precious Mer, it's ok. I can't even believe that we are all getting bothered by a ficitional story. But, If I have to watch the annoying relationship of Mer/Der for good, I might just find another show to watch.


I'm not for Mer/Der getting back together and I like the Rose character. I think that they can develop her character and make her like the way Addison was, and I think that Derek and Rose can be a healthy couple on the show to watch, but not all the actors are going to stay on the show forever, so I think that all the Mer/Der fanatics should think about that. That is the same as if Rose and Derek got together as well. I think as time moves on and as the show grows and more characters come into the show, time to move forward. I am enjoying seeing Derek with a healthy relationship, and I can't see it being with Meredith.


ok so WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? they get rid of one of the most talemted acotrs and replace him with...that blond UNTALENTED ACTRESS!!!! then they bring in Merediths "competition"....she looks like crap and she cant act EITHER!!!! are we the only ones who get this??I mean I know there was a strike and all but IF YOU WANT US TO KEEP WATCHING, YOU BETTER DO A BETTER JOB AND HIRE BETTER ACTORS!!!! PS beg Burk to come back, it totally sucks without him


lauren stamile seem like a nice person but she's really annoying


im honestly getting sick of mer/der. though i dun exactly like rose i think mer/der both need to move on
please bring finn back! i liked finn
plese let mer/der go their seperate ways...please its getting irritating.


OK, Rose and Derek is a no! SHe can stay but be involved with someone else. Bring on a handsome guy for meredith while McDreamy is with Rose. She needs some happiness in her Life.


laura,go and find another show...not this...this is GREY"S anatomy... NOT ROSE"S anatomy...


ok I think that the show has taken an evil turn for the worst. Im scared that it has turned into ER too much drama and too many characters. We never see cristina or any of the core characters anymore. I love meredith and derek but they focused so much on them that they have lost focus on what the show is and should be as a creative whole. Rose should be a character that makes derek and meredith realize that they are meant to be together. Meredith needs to realize that she can be healthy and happy on her own before she even tries to be in a relationship. And derek needs to grow up himself. This is a man who has always said that meredith is the one but every woman in the world seems to sway him. Im gonna stay with my wife wait no Im not. I dont want her to be with mcvet oh wait yes I do. I want to build "our" dream house but I make out with another woman the night before. Man needs to figure out what the hell he wants before he gives meredith or rose false hope. greys needs a makeover. go back and watch seanson one and two and try and figure out where you went wrong!!


agreed, ILoveGreys. she knew about derek and meredith yet she went ahead and kissed derek anyway. slutty whore.


I HATE ROSE, she is a dirty, skanky, evil, schemeing, UGLY slut that needs to get a reality check to realize that nobody messes with Mer/Der. Bitch please.


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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.