Lynette Rice in her new book titled How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy reveals Patrick Dempsey terrorized people on the set.
An excerpt of the book cited Grey’s Anatomy’s former executive producer James D. Parriott, it read, “Some cast members had all sorts of PTSD with him. He had this hold on the set where he knew he could stop production and scare people.”
As per Parriott, creator of the show Shonda Rhimes and Dempsey were “at each other’s throats” when the cameras were not rolling.
The book further disclosed that even actor Ellen Pompeo wasn’t happy with Dempsey. The show’s writer Jeannine Renshaw told the author of that book that, “She [Pompeo] would get angry that he wasn't working as much. She was very big on having things be fair. She just didn't like that Patrick would complain that 'I'm here too late' or 'I've been here too long' when she had twice as many scenes in the episode as he did.”