Till the actor (and his coif) left the present in 2015, Patrick Dempsey’s hair might have been thought-about a supporting character on Gray’s Anatomy. His thick waves have been an enormous a part of what made Derek Shepherd, a.ok.a. McDreamy, so, effectively… dreamy. Whether or not we’re speaking about earlier seasons (or earlier in his profession) when it was completely darkish or later, because it advanced into extra of a salt-and-pepper look, Dempsey’s (and Derek’s) hair was one among his signatures. Which is why so many followers have been shocked when the actor turned up on the D23 Expo on Sept. 9 rocking a platinum blonde dye job. Learn on to see the TV star’s stunning new look and to search out out why he made such a drastic change.
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Anybody trying to recreate Dempsey’s grooming routine—both on themselves or a associate—acquired some excellent news in 2019. The actor’s spouse, make-up artist and hair stylist Jillian Dempsey, launched a product impressed by caring for her husband’s locks. Known as “Roadie,” it is a pomade stick and is obtainable on her web site.
“I met Patrick after I owned a magnificence salon in West Hollywood again within the day,” the stylist stated in a press launch, as reported by American Salon. “Sure, his hair was naturally wavy and slightly uncontrolled, however with the proper lower, we discovered our manner by it. To be trustworthy, I had to make use of three totally different merchandise to truly tame his hair and get it wanting good. However now he simply makes use of the Roadie—that is it. It is like the entire historical past of his hair in a single twist-up stick.”
Dempsey was readily available at D23 right this moment together with former co-star Ellen Pompeo and different stars to be honored as a Disney Legend. (Disney owns ABC, Gray’s Anatomy‘s community, and Dempsey additionally stars within the studio’s film Enchanted and the upcoming sequel.) And he made an instantaneous impression on the carpet in a beige swimsuit and nearly white-blonde hair.
“I like it, it is nice,” the actor informed Selection of the look. “It is enjoyable to do one thing totally different, and sadly or thankfully, I am recognized for my hair. So this has jacked up lots of people, they do not actually know how you can embrace it. Both they like it or they hate it.”
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“Blondes have extra enjoyable, I’ve to let you know, it is true,” Dempsey additionally stated in his Selection interview. Requested to elaborate, he stated, “Nicely, I am in Italy driving race automobiles, so I can not complain.”
So no, sadly, the star did not make a snap choice to go blonde for good. He dyed his hair for a task within the biopic Ferrari, through which he performs Italian driver Piero Taruffi. The movie stars Adam Driver as sports activities automobile legend Enzo Ferrari, and the forged additionally contains Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodley.
The Michael Mann film is anticipated to reach in theaters in late 2023. Dempsey gave a peek into the manufacturing schedule by telling Selection that he has two extra months along with his Taruffi makeover.
In a technique, no less than, the actor did not should stretch a lot to play the position. Dempsey is an avid race automobile driver himself and has participated in a number of pro-am races.
“It’s a dream job,” he informed Deadline of Ferrari.
Followers on Twitter can not seem to resolve how they really feel about Dempsey as a platinum blonde. One person wrote that they “need a minute to process” the change, whereas one other stated, “The blonde makes his eyes pop.” His new coif was additionally in comparison with that of a number of fictional characters, from the members of Home Targaryen on Home of the Dragon to Papa on Stranger Issues.
One factor Dempsey followers can agree on is that they are over the moon to see him and Pompeo together again. The reunion comes not lengthy after he returned to Gray’s to make shock cameos as Derek within the afterlife, and Pompeo informed Further that she’s “100% open” to the pair collaborating sooner or later.