Was Cristina Yang one character you wish would’ve never left? She left for reasons that worked well in her favour. In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the real reason why Sandra Oh left ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
It was 2012 when Sandra Oh aka Cristina Yang decided that it was right about the time that she bid farewell to the show that made her more successful than ever. But it was most definitely not an easy decision for her to make. As expressed in an interview with “Hollywood Reporter” in 2013, it took her about two years of therapy to finally come in terms with her choice of action.
- The main reason explained
- Will Sandra Oh ever return to the screen as Cristina Yang?
- Fans miss Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
The main reason explained
Cristina Yang was introduced in the medical drama series as a surgical intern, working her way up to resident level and eventually becoming a cardiothoracic surgical fellow, all in the span of 10 seasons. Along with her professional career, the audience also witnessed Yang’s journey to find love which formed a focal point of the series.
At the end of season 10, she said goodbye to her co-workers whom she had come to know and love. Cristina left for Zurich with surgical intern Shane Ross, who chose to leave to study under her in Switzerland.
Unlike other situations where a character is usually killed off, Cristina Yang voluntarily left. In the interview with “Hollywood Reporter“, she expressed that she was done playing Yang. “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go. It’s such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well”.
Will Sandra Oh ever return to the screen as Cristina Yang?
Attending therapy sessions for two years seems like a good enough time to make a life-changing decision. From being the leading lady on the show to just another character from the past, fans have wondered if she would ever return to the screen as Yang in the future.
To give this discussion a rest, Cristina Yang told “Extra’s” Terri Seymour that she would not be returning as her long lost character. “No, I would not return even they offered me a cameo. Creatively you have moved on and I deeply appreciate it, ‘cause I can feel it from the fans how much they love Cristina”.
The actor currently plays Eve on ‘Killing Eve’ and also went on to tell Seymour that she was happy where she was. “For me, this is my home now. This is where I am. I am Eve and that’s where I plan to stay as long as the show will have me”, she added.
Fans miss Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang!
Fans either watched the show because it was a brilliant one or watched the show because they loved Sandra Oh and Cristina Yang. And they filled all possible spaces on social media platforms expressing how much they love the beloved character.
“Cristina Yang held the whole show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ on her shoulders periodtttt”, tweeted @syrus_shepherd5 on twitter. Another fan tweeted saying- “Wanting to rewatch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ because Sandra Oh is a boss as Cristina Yang but not wanting to deal with the emotional roller coaster all over again”.
“Grey’s Anatomy has existed 3x the length of the Confederacy, therefore, I would like to propose statues of Cristina Yang and Miranda Bailey on every street in America”, tweeted a third.
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