Paging Dr. Lowe. Dr. Rob Lowe. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Well, Lowe agrees, but when he was asked to join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as McDreamy way back when, he said thanks, but no thanks.
When Maron asked if he’d ever turned down a role he regretted, Lowe responded, “Dude, I turned down Grey’s Anatomy. To play McDreamy.” He’s of course referencing the now iconic character Dr. Derek Shepherd, aka McDreamy, who was ultimately played by Patrick Dempsey.
So how does Lowe feel about missing out on the highly successful Grey’s Anatomy train? “That probably cost me $70 million,” he joked.