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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Lauren Stamile is lovely. Rose is a great character, and I have to admit that there is chemistry between Derek and Rose. Unfortunately, the writers have turned Meredith into someone quite pathetic this season.....all that said, I hope it goes like Rose described...a chemistry-laden short relationship between Rose and Derek, then Derek realizing Meredith is the one he loves, Meredith finally growing a bit, and MerDer ending up together. But, I like Rose too so I'm ok if she sticks around for a little while.


oh sorry, well i didn't even read that comment.. and thank you die rose. derekisformeredith. and yeah, i realize that now. i wasn't thinkin. =] i never do.


hmmmm. gg, i dont think rosehater purposely "copied" allaboutsloan.


I think that Lauren is lovely, but McDreamy belongs to Mer!
The writes will found somebody for Rose!


rosehater you copied excatly what "allaboutsloan". Maybe you re-worded it a little bit but you still copied "allaboutsloan"


wow, rosehater!! you seem very smart. i really think you have very good tastes in relatioships. you are super cool!! see yas tomorrow!! =] (not in english seeing as we dont have english tomorrow... but in the morning and during break!)


well, i like lauren stamile. she seems like a nice person, and plus, she likes merder! i think if she were to be on the show, she should be a character who has nothing to do with merder's relationship. i think then i might like her. unless she messed with another relationship i like. oh wait, i forgot. there aren't any other good relationships.


I like Lauren Stamile. She seems like a really sweet person. And I like her character. I'd probably like her character even more if she were to hook-up with someone else on the show. Anyone other than Derek. But I guess we'll just have to deal with her hooking-up with Derek for now.


Rose sucks!!!!!


Meredith has so many emotional problems. She is afraid to leave the comfort zone and live. Derek deserves better. Rose on the other hand is secure in herself and knows what she wants and she is cute. I'm in a similar real life situation wish I could meet someone like Rose.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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.


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)