• As nurse Rose, the 31-year-old Grey's Anatomy
newcomer is striking some serious sparks with Patrick Dempsey
's Dr. Derek Shepherd. Keep an eye out, Meredith!
HOW ARE THINGS OVER AT SEATTLE GRACE? I'm in heaven. I was such a fan of the show. For a little while, I was just in awe of being there. Now it's my job, and that's wonderful.
AS A FAN, WERE YOU ROOTING FOR DEREK AND MEREDITH? I had been! I'm a romantic. I was like, I hope nobody else comes along! But at this point, it would be good for them to take a break, get distance, then see where they are.
AND MAYBE YOU CAN GET A MAKE-OUT SCENE WITH PATRICK DEMPSEY
. I don't think my fiancé [a screenwriter] would like that! But right now, Rose and Derek are just friends. They seem to have a good rapport, and that friendship is developing. I too am unsure of where it will go; [producers] have done a good job of keeping me from knowing.
HOW IS WORKING WITH HIM? Amazing. He's terrific in every way. I've always loved him as an actor, and he's as warm and funny as he seems like he would be.
FANS DISLIKED ADDISON WHEN SHE WAS COMPETING WITH MEREDITH FOR DEREK. ARE YOU WORRIED YOU'LL BE HECKLED ON THE STREET? Not everyone's going to like me. I try not to worry about it. For now, Rose is trying to do her job and not upset anyone. I can relate!