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Patrick Dempsey On Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy': 'I Have Time to Feel and Think'

Patrick Dempsey On Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy': 'I Have Time to Feel and Think'

Patrick Dempsey is dapper in a suit while attending his Haute Living Cover Launch Celebration held at Nobu Malibu on Tuesday (September 20) in Malibu, Calif.

The 50-year-old Bridget Jones’s Baby star was joined by musician David Foster at the event hosted by Tag Heuer.

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Patrick recently opened up about how he feels after departing Grey’s Anatomy.

“I think it was just time,” Patrick told ABC News. “That period had come and it was time to move on. And there’s this seduction of keeping the money and the paycheck and the consistency of having a job. Sometimes creatively you need to move on and emotionally you need to move on and that’s what happened. My career’s been based on a specific archetype, which is usually the prince base or the romantic lead. And that’s one side of my nature. But there’s a lot more for me to explore.”

“I have time to feel and think and be much more thoughtful in the choices I make,” Patrick added. “Before you were on such a treadmill just trying to keep up. It’s like running a marathon. You’re just trying to get to the finish line. And that’s not to be disrespectful for the opportunity.”

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