This former A- list mostly television actress from a loooooong running network hit has finally landed another show but is trying to figure out a way to return to the show she left.
The roles have not been as plentiful as she was led to believe they would be by her agent.
Long running show: Grey’s Anatomy
New show: Killing Eve
Sandra Oh’s Been Waiting 30 Years for a Show Like Killing Eve
For four years after she left Grey’s Anatomy, Sandra Oh waited. She waited for offers to come in, juicy scripts that could come alive in the hands of her Golden Globe–winning talent. Sure, she did acting work here and there; a lead turn in the indie Catfight, a cheeky supporting role in the comedy Tammy, an arc in the drama series American Crime, a few plays. But there was nothing on the scale of Cristina Yang, the sarcastic surgeon she played on Grey’s for nearly a decade—a standout performance that turned the Korean-Canadian actress into a household name, and earned her five Emmy nominations in a row. The lack of certain offers was, Oh says, heartbreaking at the time.
These days, though, the deeply pragmatic actress says she’s letting go of expectations: “That’s where I’m at. I can talk about the things that didn’t come my way that I think should come my way, but it’s just like—it’s a fuckin’ waste of time.” Besides, her four-year waiting spell eventually led to Killing Eve, a BBC America thriller premiering Sunday about a bored MI5 operative named Eve Polastri—played by Oh—who becomes obsessed with hunting down a psychotic assassin named Villanelle (Jodie Comer). The women are morbidly drawn to each other as they engage in a deliriously good game of cat and mouse. – Source