Skip Nav
Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth Have a Mini Hills Reunion at Friend's Wedding
Beyoncé Knowles
Good Lord: Beyoncé Is Working Her Postbaby Body Like the Goddess She Is
Game of Thrones
Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke Are Just as Cute Together in Real Life

Rob Lowe Missed out on McDreamy

Grey's Anatomy has been a favorite of ours since the start. We instantly fell in love with McDreamy's character. Unfortunately, we can't say the same for Rob Lowe. Lowe has claimed to be "devastated" about his decision to turn down the role that later went to Patrick Dempsey. Here's more:

"(I) coulda been MCDreamy! It's an occupational hazard. It's like BRAD PITT turns down THE MATRIX to go do SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET. It happens to everybody. The great thing is that Patrick Dempsey is so great in that part and he's such a great actor. If I'd have done that I wouldn't be doing this great part and having this fun on (new TV series) BROTHERS AND SISTERS. It all works out."

Rob's optimism is cute, but I bet he's kicking himself now. To see pics of Rob in NYC, just






Join The Conversation
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
I think he's so handsome!!! And I also think that ever since the video thing, he's grown up alot. I mean---not to say what he did wasn't an awfully wrong thing, but here he was in his early 20's, and part of the brat pack. Life was probably pretty wild back then. Go ahead and crucify me for saying this, but I think men are pretty weak, especially when they're young and sex gets thrown in their faces. Makes me glad I never had a penis, quite frankly. I hope I'm making some sort of sense's early in the morning and I didn't get much sleep and I haven't had any coffee yet. *nervous giggle*
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
His blue eyes are absolutely mesmerising. ______________________________________________ I must say, adolescence is one hell of a ride!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Girl, I hope you get to see the hourlong Christmas Spectacular Thursday!!!! :D
DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
Jenna, then I'm going to have to Netflix a few episodes of Grey's Anatomy. You suggested The Office, remember? And now its my favorite show in the world! LOL
rubialala rubialala 10 years
No WAY could he be McDreamy. Dempsey is the perfect cast for that role. Rob does have pretty eyes, though.
psucksliterally psucksliterally 10 years
Rob is prettier than Chad- but Chad is cute. I have never watched Grey's Anatomy either.
Hockey-Princess Hockey-Princess 10 years
I dunno about Rob and Chad. Rob is more conventionally good looking, Chad gives off a much warmer vibe. Rob's sugary good looks turn me off. Weird, I know....
Coley Coley 10 years
Yeah, whatever, Rob. Bullsh*t. You're still gorgeous though. :-)
KatGoddess KatGoddess 10 years
Ditto playsindirt, he is gross and ever since that sex video came out I have thought that he was nothing more than slime. Also pretty full of himself.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Oh Skye.....the show is about 80% personal relationships, 20 % hospital.... I mean, they are in the hospital about the whole time, but it doesn't even seem like a hospital show like ER....
princis11 princis11 10 years
not to say that his behavior was anything short of gross and reprehensible, but statutory rape is a strict liability crime, so the person is punished regardless of whether they knew the other person was underage or not... that being said, I too am shocked that the public seems to have forgiven and forgotten.
DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
I had such a crush on Rob Lowe when I was little. He was part of the "Brat Pack", hee hee. I've never watched Grey's Anatomy. I must be the last person on the planet who hasn't, but shows about hospitals bore me to tears.
ladybug ladybug 10 years
i agree with the comments about the teenage sex video. i don't even know why we pretend to care about the legality of such things in the U.S. all you need is a little cash or a little fame and you can sleep with whomever you choose. i was kind of surprised when he was cast on the west wing because i remembered it seeming like such a scandal. but, to tell the truth i could see him in the role of mcdreamy. he and patrick dempsey have the same kind of cute boy crows up looks. you know, those guys who always kind of look like they did in high school, only with some fine lines.
princis11 princis11 10 years
There must be such sibling rivalry with Rob and Chad, because you can see the resemblance, and Chad is a nice looking guy, but Rob is just proof to him of what his genes could have turned out to be lol. Rob is very good looking, but I think Patrick Dempsey is perfect for the part.
melissabritt melissabritt 10 years
MBM I don't think I'd miss an episode of Grey's if Rob Lowe were in it. He is so hot. I've thought so since I was like, 10. Lord, doesn't he age???
psucksliterally psucksliterally 10 years
He is still so hot- I loved him on The West Wing.
lemuse20 lemuse20 10 years
I'm glad he turned down the part. I like Patrick Dempsey, I think he made Mr McDreamy MR MCDREAMY if you know what I mean. Grey's Anatomy would not have been the same for me. Rob gives me the creeps anyway.
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 10 years
he's so hot... "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
Ginger Ginger 10 years
Rob's handsome, but he lacks the vacant, unfocused stare into space required of McDreamy at least once per episode. I didn't think Seven Years in Tibet was a bad choice for Brad. It's probably closer to his heart than Matrix would have been and he's not hurting for the money. Keanu did a fine job in the Matrix.
thejenster14 thejenster14 10 years
Whatever. Go away...stop whining.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
He has eyes like my dad and brother! I can't see him as McDreamy either. I wonder what better offers he had that made him think turning that down was a good idea.
playsindirt playsindirt 10 years
I still remember the creepy video with the underage girl. Haven't looked twice at him since.
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
i don't watch this show but i love his eyes :drool: there so blue :jawdrop:
Trixie6 Trixie6 10 years
I just can't see him as McDreamy.
lula29 lula29 10 years
He has the most amazing blue eyes. More handsome with age.
Rob Lowe and Sons on Ellen DeGeneres Show April 2017
Rob Lowe Shirtless in Hawaii July 2017
Rob Lowe's Essay About Bill Paxton's Death 2017
Did Kate Beckinsale Once Propose to Rob Lowe?
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity & Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds