Patrick Dempsey Shares His Thoughts On Shonda Rhimes Offing Characters

"I think she loves being provocative."

Oh, the stories the "Grey's Anatomy" set could tell. 

From the onset, the medical series has been plagued with off-screen drama with major cast members like Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Isaiah Washington and Chyler Leigh leaving under allegedly strained circumstances. 

After Patrick Dempsey's exit toward the end of Season 11, rumors swirled about why creator Shonda Rhimes killed him off despite the fact that the actor admitted he wanted to focus on new projects, racing and his family. 

Then, Rhimes revealed on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" that over the course of her storied career she has, in fact, fired an actor because she didn't like them, but refused to name any names, confirming what many fans already believed to be true. 

Dempsey, who's gearing up for the release of his new film "Bridget Jones's Baby," finally shared his thoughts on Rhimes' much discussed comments in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. 

"I think she loves being provocative and that’s fine for who she is," he told EW. "That gets people talking about all the stuff that she’s doing. She’s an amazing woman who is incredibly productive. She’s promoting a book. She’s promoting three shows. And she’s emerging as the star of all of these things. I think she knows how to deal with the media and what she needs to say to get the response that she’s looking for. She’s very savvy."

Um, maybe you had to be there, but it seems like there's definitely still some tension between the two. Maybe Dempsey was the actor Rhimes referenced?

The "Can't Buy Me Love" heartthrob also mentioned that he tried not to engage with the media circus surrounding his "Grey's" exit and is excited about this next chapter in his life. 

"It’s been an incredible year. The objectives this season with the racing were achieved. It was perfect. Making the transition out of 'Grey’s Anatomy' and focusing 100 percent on the racing made a big difference. It just showed me that you have to concentrate, and not spread everything so much." 

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Posted by BuzzFeed Entertainment on Monday, December 21, 2015

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