The chances of Sandra Oh appearing in an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” are little to none as the actress now directs her focus on her upcoming Netflix project.
Don’t hold your breath: While speaking to The Los Angeles Times’ “Asian Enough” podcast, the 49-year-old actor admitted, that part of her life is over now.
- “It’s very rare, I would say, to be able to see in such a way the impact of a character,” Oh said. “In some ways, you do your work as a bubble and you let it go. I left that show, my God, seven years ago almost. So in my mind, it’s gone. But for a lot of people, it’s still very much alive. And while I understand and I love it, I have moved on.”
- Still, Oh tried to imagine what her character, cardiothoracic surgeon Cristina Yang, would be doing in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, TV Line reported.
- The actor speculated that Christina would be at the “front line trying to solve the big problems” including the systemic problems such as the wealth gap that the pandemic has made “even more obvious.”
- Since her departure from the series, Oh has been looking for “roles that speak to her experience and to her identity” as a “proud Asian woman,” Refinery29 reported.
Her next project: Oh is set to appear in the Netflix original comedy, “The Chair,” which will premiere on the streaming platform on Aug. 27.
- The series follows her character, Ji-Yoon Kim, a Korean-American professor working at a prestigious university who becomes the first woman and person of color to be appointed as the chairperson of the English department.
- The first season of the show will run for six episodes.
- “Please come with me to Killing Eve and on to The Chair and on to the other projects,” Oh said. “Come see the characters that I’m playing that are much more deeply integrated in…the Asian American experience.”