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Sandra Oh joins Robert Downey Jr.’s adaptation of ‘The Sympathizer’

  • HBO and A24 announced that Sandra Oh, Kieu Chinh of “Dynasty” and Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen of “Paris by Night” will play recurring roles in the TV series adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer.”
  • Oh will play Ms. Sofia Mori, a feminist who discovers the complexities of her Asian American identity while being entangled in a love triangle.
  • Chinh will play the mother of the character Major. Chinh’s character longs for Vietnam and finds it hard to fit in the U.S., unlike her son.
  • Nguyen will play Madame, a mother who struggles to keep her family together as they start new lives as refugees.
  • “The Sympathizer,” which is currently being filmed in  Los Angeles and Thailand, is described as a “blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping spy novel and a powerful story of love and friendship,” according to Deadline.

HBO and A24 announced three new additions to the cast of the Robert Downey Jr.-produced adaptation of “The Sympathizer,” including “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh.

Joining Oh in the series adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name is Kieu Chinh of “Dynasty” and Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen of “Paris by Night,” according to Deadline.

Sandra Oh to narrate PBS documentary ‘Rising Against Asian Hate’

  • Korean Canadian actor Sandra Oh is set to narrate PBS’ documentary “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March.”
  • The documentary, produced by Repartee Films LLC in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), examines “the rise of anti-Asian racism and documents a growing movement to fight back and stop the hate” following the events of the 2021 Atlanta spa shootings.
  • “The tragedy of the Atlanta shootings and the events of the past two years have compelled a deep reflection within the community about our place in the American polity. It has galvanized the Asian American community to speak up and speak out," director Titi Yu said in a recent press release.
  • “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March” is set to premiere on Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh has been tapped to narrate “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March,” a PBS documentary exploring the rising anti-Asian hate in the United States following the 2021 spa shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead.

The documentary, which will premiere on Oct. 17, examines “the rise of anti-Asian racism and documents a growing movement to fight back and stop the hate” following the events of last year’s Atlanta spa shootings where six Asian women were killed.

Sandra Oh represents Canada at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London

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  • Sandra Oh was in attendance at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.
  • Oh was part of the official Canadian delegation led by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
  • Other figures in the procession included former Olympian Mark Tewksbury and musician Gregory Charles, to name a few.
  • The “Killing Eve” actor was appointed to the Order of Canada in June — the highest civilian honor of the country — for her contributions to onstage and onscreen art and entertainment.

Sandra Oh attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday as part of the Canadian delegation led by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

The Canadian-born actor, who has dual Canadian and American citizenship, was appointed to the Order of Canada in June — the highest civilian honor of the country — in recognition of her accomplishments onstage and onscreen. 

New PBS documentary narrated by Sandra Oh explores Atlanta spa shootings and rise of anti-Asian hate

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  • “Rising Against Asian Hate,” narrated by Sandra Oh, honors the victims of the March 16, 2021, shooting and delves deep into the rise of anti-Asian racism and the activism that fights to stop the hate.
  • The one-hour documentary features interviews with Robert Peterson, the son of Yong Ae Yue, who was killed in the Atlanta spa shootings.
  • Politicians, including former Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams, Rep. Grace Meng (D, NY-6) and others, are also featured in the documentary.
  • “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March” is set to premiere on Oct. 17.

A new documentary which explores the continued violence against the AAPI community two years after the shooting spree at three Atlanta spas that left eight people dead, including six Asian women, will be narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Sandra Oh.

“Rising Against Asian Hate” honors the victims of the March 16, 2021, shooting and delves deep into the rise of anti-Asian racism and the activism that fights it.

Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei and Bowen Yang added to Asian American star lineup of ‘Gremlins’ prequel series

  • Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei and Bowen Yang were announced as guest stars in the animated prequel series “Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai.”
  • Zach Galligan, who played Billy in the original film franchise, is also set to make a return.
  • Already announced to lead the series are actors James Hong as the grandpa, Ming-Na Wen as Fong Wing, BD Wong as Hon Wing and Izaac Wang as Sam Wing.

More familiar faces have been added to the lineup of Asian American stars lending their voices to the upcoming animated prequel series “Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai.” 

During the show’s panel event at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei and Bowen Yang were announced as guest stars in the 10-episode series, with Zach Galligan, who played Billy in the original film franchise, also set to make a return. 

Sandra Oh appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor

  • “Killing Eve” and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh was among the 85 people appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honor given to civilians.
  • Gov. Gen. Mary Simon revealed the list of 85 appointees in an announcement on Wednesday.
  • “Those being appointed today come from a variety of sectors, have achieved national and international success, and have shown ingenuity, innovation and generosity,” Simon said in a statement.
  • For her success both onstage and onscreen, Oh was named an officer to the Order of Canada, the order's second-highest level of achievement.
  • Created by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967, more than 7,600 people from all sectors have been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh was among the 85 people appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honor given to civilians.

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon revealed the list of 85 appointees in an announcement on Wednesday, which includes notable names from various fields including film, sports, music, science and politics.

Sandra Oh and Jung Ho-yeon on the same pressures they face, nearly 20 years apart

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  • The latest installment of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” features a conversation between Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) and Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”).
  • Oh talks through some of the concerns Jung has had over the past several months — for one, the challenge of representing an underrepresented minority in the States.
  • “You are, in the image-making, a very important part for Asian Americans,” she tells Jung. “But I want to somehow relieve you of the pressure for that.”
  • The two also reveal how they’ve struggled with their health, both mentally and physically, as a result of the pressure.
  • “I learned that I had to take care of my health first. But that’s not only your body. That is your soul. That is definitely your mind. So even those things like doubt, question. ‘Cause you can’t, ultimately, depend on anyone else. You have to somehow find it within yourself,” Oh shared.

A lot has changed for Asian representation on screen since Sandra Oh first put on her scrubs as Cristina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy” over 17 years ago.

The latest installment of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series has Oh having a sit-down with Jung Ho-yeon, who catapulted into the international limelight when “Squid Game” premiered in September.

Sandra Oh and Awkwafina begin filming for upcoming movie about estranged sisters

  • An upcoming Hulu original film starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina has begun production and is set to premiere in 2023.
  • The comedy follows the lives of two estranged sisters who are forced to come together to pay off their mother’s gambling debts.
  • Anne, played by Awkwafina, is a brilliant, game show-obsessed woman, who must team up with her train-wreck sister, Jenny, played by Oh.
  • Shot in L.A. and New Orleans, the production is scheduled to wrap up on July 22 and will officially premiere next year on several streaming platforms globally: Hulu in the U.S., Star Plus in Latin America and Disney Plus in other countries.

The upcoming Hulu original film starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina has begun production and is set to premiere in 2023.

The comedy, which has not yet been titled, follows the lives of two estranged sisters who are forced to come together to pay off their mother’s gambling debts.

Sandra Oh on Simu Liu being named one of the most influential people of 2022: ‘He’s our superhero’

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  • Time recently revealed that actor Simu Liu is one of the five cover stars of the publication’s annual Time100 issue, which highlights the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • Liu is part of the issue’s Artists category and was paired with fellow actor Sandra Oh, who raved about the Marvel star’s authenticity and versatility in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
  • “I was so pleased to see Simu exercise his comedy chops, his fighting skills, his gravitas,” Oh wrote.“I love his ability to poke fun at himself. And, of course, the guy looks great in a suit.”
  • Oh also lauded Liu for his fearless support for the API community.
  • “Simu has been working hard to get through closed doors, and now he wants to hold those doors open for others,” Oh added. “He’s our superhero.”

Time recently revealed that actor Simu Liu is one of the five cover stars of the publication’s annual Time100 issue, which highlights the 100 most influential people in the world.

Edward Felsenthal, the CEO and editor-in-chief of Time, described this year’s list as not only a showcase of influence, but also a study on how influence can be used. 

Sandra Oh reveals alternative ending originally planned for ‘Killing Eve’

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  • Sandra Oh revealed in a recent interview that she had originally pitched for her own character, Eve Polastri, to die in the season finale of her spy thriller TV series “Killing Eve.”
  • Fans were left devastated last month after witnessing the unexpected death of Villanelle, the main antagonist and Polastri’s love interest, in the show’s fourth and final season.
  • In an interview with Deadline’s chief film critic and awards columnist Pete Hammond, Oh revealed that this was not her preferred ending: “Honestly, it was going to be the other way around. … I was like, you should kill my character. I thought that was going to be the strongest and most interesting [ending].”
  • The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, and the show’s writers told Oh that Eve had to live.
  • “Eve is the way into this world, she’s our everywoman,” Oh explained. “So it’s kind of really super depressing if she dies. So we switched it around and Jodie [Comer] was very much on board with that.”
  • “Killing Eve” follows the story of bored M15 security officer Eve Polastri, played by Oh. When Polastri is recruited by a special British investigation team and tasked with catching psychopathic assassin Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, she is thrown into an all-consuming game of cat and mouse.

Warning: This article contains “Killing Eve” Season 4 finale spoilers.

Sandra Oh revealed in a recent interview that she had originally pitched a very different ending for her spy thriller TV series “Killing Eve.”

Actor Sandra Oh gives heartwarming advice to young Asian Americans in interview with local student

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  • In an interview on Friday with a local student at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Korean Canadian actor Sandra Oh gave heartwarming advice to young Asian Americans on how “to speak out” on the importance of Asian American representation.
  • The student, Catherine Hou, asked Oh what advice she would give to young Asian Americans who want to “make a change” based on her experience.
  • Oh responded by asking Hou what she thinks before telling the student that what she was doing is where the “real muscle” work is.
  • Oh recently starred as the voice of Ming Lee in Disney Pixar’s animated film “Turning Red” and is well known for her past roles as Dr. Cristina Yang in the ongoing TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” and Eve in the 2018 drama series “Killing Eve.”

Korean Canadian actor Sandra Oh recently gave heartwarming advice to young Asian Americans in an interview with a local high school student.

Oh was invited to the San Francisco International Film Festival, hosted by SFFilm, along with actor Michelle Yeoh on Friday, where the two went viral after dancing to Whiteny Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” together on stage. The video of their interaction, posted to Twitter by @angryasianman, has amassed 949 retweets and 7,650 likes since it was uploaded on Sunday.

Iris Shim’s horror flick ‘Umma’ is a love letter to her mom

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  • Just in time for Women’s History Month, Sandra Oh transforms into yet another supernatural creature in a heartfelt effort to humanize Asian moms on the silver screen.
  • “Umma” is writer-director Iris Shim’s feature debut, starring Oh as a beekeeper whose quaint life with her daughter (Fivel Stewart) is interrupted by the death of her mom. 
  • Shim and Stewart sat down with NextShark to talk about the film’s use of horror genre elements and its distinctly Korean American feel to shed an empathetic light on mother-daughter relationships and the universal fear of turning into our parents.

This Women’s History Month, Sandra Oh transforms into not one but two supernatural creatures in an effort to humanize Asian moms on the silver screen, showing us there is room for nuance amid Hollywood’s growing interest in Asian American stories.

“Umma” is writer-director Iris Shim’s feature debut, starring Oh as Amanda, a beekeeper whose quaint American farm life with her daughter Chris (Fivel Stewart) is interrupted by the death of her mom (MeeWha Alana Lee), or umma. While grappling with both the loss of her estranged, abusive mother from South Korea and Chris’ growing interest in leaving home for college, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear that she herself is becoming her umma.