Neither do I. By that logic, everyone pursues art by finding a more compelling job. I'm an artist!
I think the writing of Derek has been one of the most apparent failures in writing that this show has had. I get what he's saying and I do believe any actor would be highly frustrated. Derek was written as an inconsistent dream guy. I loved him and he was my favorite, but in terms of challenging, I didn't find the writers to be that interested in developing him that much either. They set him up with a good potential SL (the death row patient and his subsequent breakdown) but it is left in the air. I understand that frustration. The role of Derek wasn't ever that challening, which is a disappointment.
That being said, ITA with Eolivet. S3 was a massive disaster in terms of Derek (frankly, most were written horribly in S3b), so I don't blame him. I assume that's why he went to SR in S4 to put an end to the "will they or won't they" nonsense. I think his best days were in S5.
I don't think they have much choice, to be honest. If they want to continue in the business, they'll have to brave up and work hard to change the public perception of them. I think SO will have less of a problem than PD, as PD's McDreamy persona exploded in a nuclear dimension that the majority of people know him as that, but I do think it will be an interesting path to see what he chooses to become next. I don't think it's much about guts but about survival.
Fine. Email address book. ;)
That's how I perceived it but I don't know why the question was added. I think it would have been more appropriate to ask the more factual question (and probably biggest issue for most writers/producers) of racing but given that the diva/affair rumors (that only I confirmed, it seems) were pretty much tabloid gossip, why go there and not for the other issue.
I don't know why I expect a higher standard of journalistm from EW though. I mean, even the AP reports on the Kardashians, FFS.