Patrick Dempsey Calls ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fame Like Living ‘In a Gilded Cage’

Patrick Dempsey is a multi-talented star, with roles in a wide variety of both film and television projects. However, for millions of fans around the world, he is best known for his role as “McDreamy” in the iconic medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Dempsey acted in the series for more than 10 years, earning acclaim and becoming a huge star in the process. But being famous hasn’t always been easy. In an interview, the actor opened up about how his life changed after grey’s.

Patrick Dempsey is best known for his work in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Patrick Dempsey in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Scott Garfield/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

By the time Dempsey was cast as Dr. Derek Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy, he was an established character actor. He had acted in a wide variety of TV shows and movies throughout the ’80s and ’90s. But he hadn’t yet landed the role that would change the course of his career. That would change after he started playing “McDreamy” in 2005. Fans and critics loved the way he played the slightly cocky yet endearing doctor, with many praising how effortlessly he seemed to be.

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