After nearly a decade on network television hit Grey’s Anatomy, Sandra Oh felt it was time to move on. Despite being highly revered and even gaining acting nominations as Cristina Yang on the ABC hit, she didn’t work in any substantial roles for almost four years.
Prior to her role on Grey’s Anatomy, she had been acting in the industry for nearly 3 decades. However, she’d typically always be cast as a sidekick or a best friend.
Oh, even after an extremely strong run on network television, wasn’t getting the meaty and impactful roles she wanted and that her talent could handle.
After patiently waiting for something to come along that pulled her interest and demanded her attention and time, a BBC show called Killing Eve came into the picture.
Oh immediately knew that was the show she had been waiting for.
She recently sat down at The Hollywood Reporter roundtable amongst fellow actresses Angela Bassett, Thandie Newton, Claire Foy, Elisabeth Moss and Maggie Gyllenhaal, to describe what that four-year wait was like and why Killing Eve was the show that caught her attention.
Oh says that after working for so long and becoming more of herself as a person and as an actress, she had faith that the right role was going to come along and that when it did, it would be just for her.
She equates it to falling in love by saying that often times it isn’t the first or the second relationship that works out or is the most functional but after years of growth and acquiring wisdom, you know what you want and deserve and you wait for it to come to you.
Oh is doing tremendous work in Killing Eve, which is a British show about her quest to catch a female assassin.
Many have praised her work in the show that has only aired seven episodes thus far.