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Patrick Dempsey has realized just about every dream: successful actor, father of three, surgeon by proxy (Dr. McDreamy in the TV series Grey’s Anatomy) and ace race-car driver. The current owner of Dempsey Racing participates regularly in the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of his Porsche 911 RSR. Here are our two minutes stolen from his new career at full tilt.

Do you tend to be on time or late?

On time.

What is your motto?

Live in the moment.

What motivates you in life?

A challenge.

If you could stop time, what would you do?

Why would you want to stop time?

 You can always spare 10 minutes for … ?

Spend time with my children.

 On the other hand which activity do you never have time for?

For myself… and for interviews! (laughs)

 Who would be your ideal dinner guests?

It’s a tricky question because there are so many interesting people I would love to invite. Is it a big table (laughing)?

What is your guilty pleasure?

Car racing.

Which is your favorite season?

Winter. (Editor’s note: Patrick Dempsey was born and raised in Maine where he dreamed for years of becoming a professional skier.)

Where will you be one hour from now?

At a promotional session.

Who with?



Before becoming independent, Mathilde worked as a sports journalist and in the watch industry for 10 years. She is always ready to discover new trends, to tell the story behind a watch for The Next Hour.