OK! Interview: Patrick Dempsey


Apr. 29 2008, Published 9:20 a.m. ET

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Patrick Dempsey dons a kilt in the wedding comedy Made Of Honor. And OK! wanted to know what he was wearing under it? “Everything’s Versace,” he laughs at the movie premiere held at Ziegfeld Theater in NYC.

As his wife Jill holds her own on the pink carpet, Patrick, 42, sings her praises. “Without her, I wouldn’t be here,” he says. What’s the secret to a happy marriage? “Love, humor -- my wife is very funny — and communication is key,” he tells OK! “Those are the bedrocks of our relationship.”

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Being that this movie is about the blunders surrounding a wedding, Patrick informed OK! there was only one blunder at his 1999 wedding. “The photographers at my wedding were just drunk, and never got a good picture,” he says.

The father of three blushes when asked about what qualities make him McDreamy, like his Grey’s Anatomy character. “I have no idea! I’m just having a good time and really enjoying what’s going on right now. I have a good time on the show. The role is really great, and it’s nice for people to project that onto me. I don’t lose sight of that.”

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He says the serial dater he plays in this flick is nothing like him. “I live vicariously through him. But I could never do that. I’m married and have kids.”

Considering he takes part in his best female friend’s bridal party, does he relate to the Cameron Diaz or Julia Roberts character in My Best Friend’s Wedding? “I didn’t really think about it that much,” he says. “I didn’t watch it at all. We knew we were going to get that comparison, and we just wanted to make it our own movie and just have fun. Hopefully our relationship with what people look for will define it and hopefully we’ll lose those comparisons.”

Made of Honor is in theaters May 2.

By Valerie Nome


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