Has McDreamy Mania Gone Too Far?
You may have heard last week that T.R. Knight of “Grey’s Anatomy” (He plays George.) admitted he is gay.
But to me, his sexual orientation is not the story. The story is the timing of his announcement…
No doubt you heard about the on-set fight between Isaiah Washington (Burke) and Patrick Dempsey (Derek). There are varied reports as to what actually happened, but more than one says that Washington referred to one of his co-stars by a derogatory term used to describe a gay person. However, the reports did not mention which co-star he mentioned. Now, speculation is that it was Knight and he made his announcement since Washington effectively outed him anyway.
Having two of your stars come to blows is bad enough, but the Knight wrinkle makes it even worse. I can’t imagine he’s happy about having to reveal something he may have not been ready to.
So what was the fight about? Some sources say they were fighting over people showing up late to the set (maybe Knight?). Other reports say Washington finally exploded over his jealousy of Dempsey.
Which begs the question: Has McDreamy mania gone too far? Dempsey has been on the cover of nearly every magazine in existence—including “Good Housekeeping.” I knew that I was starting to get sick of him, but now it looks like I may not be the only one.
Actors are quite capable of pretending to be friendly to someone on-screen they can’t stand off-screen (Look at George Peppard and Mr. T on “The A-Team.”)—it’s what they’re paid to do. But these kinds of problems ultimately can’t be good for the show.
ABC may want to take the McDreamy mania down a notch or two, before it’s “Grey’s” that starts going down.