When Dr Derek Shepherd met his end on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ earlier this year fans were shocked, upset and left wondering why McDreamy had to meet such a sad end. But some speculated that problems between actor Patrick Dempsey and showrunner Shonda Rhimes caused her to decide to kill off the handsome doctor.

Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey is moving on from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

Now eight months on Dempsey has spoken to Entertainment Weekly about the end of his ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ run. When asked if he believed Rhimes was referring to him when she said she had in the past killed off characters when she didn't like the actor, Dempsey said: ‘I think she loves being provocative and that’s fine for who she is.’

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‘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,’ the actor added. But now that his time as McDreamy is over, Dempsey is focusing on the big screen and his role in the upcoming Bridget Jones’ Baby.

Speaking about his return to movies Dempsey said, 'It’s completely reinvigorated me. I’ve enjoyed it immensely. I think the pace of it is really good. Getting back to something that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. And it’s very collaborative and it’s organic in how it comes together, how it changes and evolves.'

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The actor also said he’d like to make more romantic comedies in the future. 'Romantic comedies as a genre are a bit lost at the moment,' Dempsey said. 'Collin Firth and I were talking about this. You look back at the movies that were done in the ’30s and the ’40s and the writing and the quality of the writing. It’s a bit of a lost genre. So, I would be open to that and I’m known for that.'