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McDreamy Says McSteamy is No Real Competition

No one's arguing that Patrick doesn't know how to heat things up on Grey's Anatomy. Still, a little competition never hurt anyone. As we all quickly learned when Grey's writers brought on Eric Dane as Patrick's best friend/personal nemesis. The two are as different as can be on the show (except for their McDreamy and McSteamy nicknames). You'd think that the way the two are pitted against each other would cause some rifts in real life but evidently that's not the case. Here's highlights:

  • “Patrick’s funny. He may be funnier than I am,” says Dane. “I came in to shoot my first scene, and it wasn’t comfortable. If you’re the only one in a towel on a set where everybody’s clothed, it’s kinda rough. We did the first take, and Patrick turned around and asked me when my calendar was coming out. I asked him when his shampoo campaign was coming out.”
  • “There’s no real competition,” says Dempsey, with not-quite-imperceptible defensiveness. “We’re so different. It will be interesting to see where the dynamic of that friendship goes in the show. I think the women characters are developed very well. I sometimes feel that the men get a little shortchanged. [The Executive Producer] is writing an idealized version of what men should be.”

If the idealized version of men includes showing up in their towels on Grey's and looking like Eric and Patrick, we don't have any complaints!

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DaPryncess DaPryncess 9 years
very cool. they have no reason to be competing with each other.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
McSteamy has nothin' on McDreamy. Ugh, I can't believe I just said that!
Deba Deba 9 years
Where do you find guys like Patrick????? Where?????
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Marci, you should give it a try. It's very well-written.
Marci Marci 9 years
I think I'm the only person on the planet who has never seen this show.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
It depends on taste. I'm a 90s girl. I wasn't even aware of PD until Grey's. I have no "history" with either to speak of. I love PD's hair, but I love Eric Dane's everything. “I can’t stand those articles where people spill their life story. After a while I feel like I know more about them than their best friend does — and that’s weird. It’s better when you don’t know everything.” -Scarlett Johannson
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Both are real hotties in their own right. They make the show so fun to watch, even though I'm a little over the "Mc" nicknames
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
Dane looks like Leonardo DiCaprio's older twin.. not as attractive to me as Patrick Dempsey. But I am an 80's girl..I grew up with Patrick being cute and geeky..so to see him suddenly become a sex symbol is both amusing and a turn on :LOVE:
Aggie Aggie 9 years
I'm a McDreamy girl.. but McSteamy is mniam mniam too! I'll just have to take them both! :D ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Nice pics up there. MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
LaLaLola LaLaLola 9 years
I'm a McDreamy girl wow is he gorgeous!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 9 years
They are both quite different, and I wouldnt mind any of them, but Im still def a McSteamy girl. McSteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeamy!!!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I like them both.
WatchMeSparkle WatchMeSparkle 9 years
And I forgot to mention, he really never was a "nerd", per se...he was always cute.
WatchMeSparkle WatchMeSparkle 9 years
Patrick Dempsey is absolutely fabulous. I think Eric Dane is good looking, but I like that Patrick is more unassuming...for years, he was used to having this "nerd" thing going on (or so he said), and now he's a "hottie", which he isn't used to. I like Patrick's innocence...he's just adorable. And geniune. What a lovely, amazing man...
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
Dane's actually much more attractive. I love a man with a gorgeous head of hair, but Dane's body....wowza. I'm not a fan of Patrick's nose or his name for that matter. “I can’t stand those articles where people spill their life story. After a while I feel like I know more about them than their best friend does — and that’s weird. It’s better when you don’t know everything.” -Scarlett Johannson
JessNess JessNess 9 years
the man does have a great head of hair
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Uh, yeah, there's no competition because Patrick Dempsey is the hottest man on the face of this earth right now, besides my husband. ;) Dane doesn't even come close in my book.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
I think Playgirl and Pantene should take note and make some offers. “I can’t stand those articles where people spill their life story. After a while I feel like I know more about them than their best friend does — and that’s weird. It’s better when you don’t know everything.” -Scarlett Johannson
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I think it's no competition either. They are so different.
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