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Patrick in the midst of a pandemic: Push toward growth is no longer sustainable

By: - Entertainment Editor
/ 05:20 AM May 27, 2020
Patrick Dempsey in “Devils”

Patrick Dempsey in “Devils”

It’s interesting to see the way Patrick Dempsey’s perspective is adjusting to a complex world enmeshed in a pandemic.

In the virtual press conference held last month to drum up interest for his latest series, the financial thriller “Devils” (shown here on Blue Ant Entertainment), the dreamy 54-year-old actor reacted to a statement about a possible “shift toward a more humane economy.”

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To answer the question, Patrick acknowledged how the world is adapting and transforming in the midst of a health catastrophe.

“If we look at the world today, we will no longer be able to look at it the same way after we get out of this situation,” he stated. “What we have witnessed so far … the push toward growth … I think that’s no longer sustainable. Our planet cannot sustain it. Our population cannot sustain it.

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“Therefore, we will have to rethink it all. We will also have to look at the balance sheets and the financial figures to see if they will be sustainable for businesses, because what we’re seeing now, with the whole world shut down, there has been a conversation about control and chaos—and we are on the edge of total chaos,” he said.

“We must try to keep all our institutions alive, so that they’re sustainable. If we don’t, it will be a big problem. And what is sustainable? What is sufficient? Those are the questions we will have to answer,” the actor added.

He said he’s interested to see what will come out of the experience that we are living. “The most important thing to remember is that nothing is permanent,” he mused. “While staying positive, you must always keep the ability to adapt and move on in mind. I hope that through entertainment, through television, we can find a way to give hope and guide, provide a feeling of safeness to people, I believe that this hasn’t changed.”

Does the end always justify the means, as his ruthless character Dominic Morgan believes?

“You have to be very careful about what your actions are and if you’re making the right ones,” he explained. “I believe that everything that comes from selfish intentions will eventually lead you to pay a price. On the other hand, if the intentions are good for the people around you, they will eventually bring you rewards.”

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