Sandra Oh Discusses Lack of Diversity on Killing Eve & Fighting for Her Grey’s Anatomy Character

Sandra Oh is opening up about her experiences working on Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve.

In a new interview with Kerry Washington for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Oh revealed that she was extremely committed to her character on Grey’s Anatomy, Cristina Yang, and would challenge creatives when she disagreed with content. Per Oh, “What I was able to get from Grey’s is to have the responsibility and the relationship with the writer to be able to direct where she’s going. If something kind of came up which was like, ‘That is completely wrong,’ I would go toe-to-toe with Shonda and a lot of the writers, which has been challenging. But I think ultimately, for the entire product and our relationship, if you’re fighting for the show, if you’re fighting for your character, people can tell that.”

In her discussion with Washington, Oh also tackled the lack of diversity in TV. The actress explained (via The Independent), “Being the sole Asian person is a very familiar place for me.” She continued, “The U.K., I’m not afraid to say, is behind. I’m not only the only Asian person on set—sometimes it changes, [it’s] very exciting when someone comes on set.”

“The development of people behind the camera is very slow in the U.K. I don’t know about the rest of Europe. Sometimes it would be me and 75 white people and I have not come from that,” Oh revealed.

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