The brilliant actress Sandra Oh spoke on her recent role in Killing Eve, and her previous one in Grey’s Anatomy in a new interview for InStyle Magazine. She also hosted the 2019 Golden Globes and won Best Actress in a Drama TV Series, making history twice – becoming the first Asian host of the Golden Globe Awards as well as the first woman of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes.
In AMC’s Killing Eve, the 47-year-old actress portrays an intelligent agent who goes chasing an international assassin. Her character isn’t a mom, she isn’t a damsel in distress, and her love interests aren’t the main focus of the show — in fact, she ends up choosing her career over maintaining stability with her husband. Oh’s Eve is ambitious, sometimes unlikeable, and complicated — and she’s also over 40.
Talking about Grey’s Anatomy she explained how at the beginning, she auditioned for the character of Dr. Bailey, who is played by the phenomenal Chandra Wilson but then she realised it wasn’t for her. And so she went for the role of Dr. Cristina Yang as she, Sandra said, “was clearly the antagonist, and I remember thinking it was the best part for me.”
On the topic of ageing, Oh said it’s the greatest. She feels wiser and she’s left the insecurity of her 20s. “You need me to put on a crazy dress with mirrors? Yeah, sure. I’m going to work the shit out of this! I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s, like, you give less fucks.”
Sandra also admitted it was hard leaving Grey’s, as they were her family for 10 years, but now it’s one of the things she feels most proud of, which also includes the second season of Killing Eve, that will be out April 16.
Check out the full interview here. And if you haven’t seen Killing Eve yet, go watch it right now!
Sandra Oh starring as Eve in a scene of Killing Eve.
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy.