Sandra Oh has admitted she’s uninterested in returning to Grey’s Anatomy as Cristina Yang.
After nine years on the long-running medical drama. She appeared between 2005 and 2014, she hit the big-time once again playing Eve Polastri in the black-comedy thriller Killing Eve, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and millions of new fans.
Sandra Oh portrayed the character of Christina beautifully on the screen. However, her role came to an end after season 10. She danced with Meredith for the last time and left Grey Sloan Memorial. The girl headed to Zurich, Switzerland a job fitting of the Cardio God.
“Creatively, I feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go,” said Sandra in an interview. She further added that it was interesting to play a part for so long. However, it took Oh 2 years to be emotionally prepared and let go of that part.
“I’m extremely grateful that you’re asking me that question because that means that people are still invested and interested in Cristina Yang – a character who I left six years ago.”
She added: “There are so many new projects and I’m a different person, and so I’d have to say no.”
Last month, the first-look image for Grey’s Anatomy season 17 was finally unveiled, featuring Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) next to the tagline: “Sometimes… we all need saving.”
Grey’s Anatomy fans knew Sandra Oh was a force of nature when she first appeared as Cristina Yang back in 2005. The fandom instantly fell in love with the character and her strength for 10 seasons. Then when Oh left Grey’s Anatomy in 2013, viewers weren’t sure whether the ABC medical drama would be able to continue but it eventually did.