Grey’s Anatomy Behind the Scenes (season 9)
Ellen about Patrick: “He’s sexier because he’s not chasing anything anymore. It’s a law of physics—when you run after something, it runs away from you.” (Details - March 2006). “I auditioned with many male actors and Patrick was the one with whom I had the most chemistry. He was my first choice but the network had the ultimate decision. I’m very lucky to have him as my co-star as we get on well. He makes it very easy.” (News.com.au - July 25, 2006). “Derek Shepherd is the sweet, sensitive type. Whether or not he makes bad decisions, there’s a nobleness about him that’s very attractive. Patrick is more complex and interesting than Derek. He has those smiling Irish eyes, and a bubbly, fun personality. Regardless of how everyone praises him or the attention he gets, he’s in on the joke knows the reality of the situation that fame and looks are fleeting. He and I chip in and get lobsters for the crew and we do these big lobster bakes. He appreciates what he has, that Hollywood is a means to an end.” (TV Guide - March 2007).
Patrick about Ellen: “She really has a wonderful quality on screen. There’s a vulnerability in there, there’s a thoughness and there’s sweetness in it, and a real beauty to her, and there’s an intelligence that is there as well.” (S3 DVD Extra’s, 2007). “Ellen has a depth behind her eyes that’s just incredible. She says one thing, but she’s thinking something else, which is intriguing. She’s really beautiful and has a great laugh that’s infectious, and all those things came together and made me feel really relaxed. I think that’s why we have the chemistry.” (TV Week 2006). “Her eyes are alive - they pull you in. She’s thruthful, emotional, intelligent, and real. She doesn’t overanalyze things, but if she has something to say, you listen cause she’s probably right. All these guys I know are completely in love with her. And woman want to be her friend.” (Life Magazine - 2005)
“Ellen and I really have gone through a seven-year relationship, there are a lot of emotions that a couple experiences: we have good days and there are bad days. We have a deep emotional attachment, so it is like you have a real relationship. As it were.”
Top 5 Favorite co-stars
Ellen Pompeo & Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy)
Ellen and Patrick on February 8 and August 7 (2012)
Top 6 photos of ELLEN POMPEO AND PATRICK DEMPSEY[requested by anonymous]