Grey’s Anatomy fan-favorite Sandra Oh will never return to the popular ABC medical drama, but it is always good to hear news of the former Dr. Cristina Yang. It turns out Sandra was at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, September 12. In fact, she got to hang out with her old pal, Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) and show creator, Shonda Rhimes.
Grey’s Anatomy characters Cristina Yang and Miranda Bailey reunite
Recently, there has been much talk about the upcoming season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy, particularly relating to the new cast members. Meanwhile, Kate Walsh is returning in season 19 in her role of Dr. Addison Montgomery.
Moreover, there has also been much chatter about Ellen Pompeo’s new project for Hulu causing her to spend less time on the cast this season. Meanwhile, as fans still ask if Sandra Oh could return as Cristina Yang, the answer is still no, but there is good news on Sandra’s part.
On Monday, September 12, 2022, Sandra Oh got to reunite with Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) and Grey’s Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes. In fact, she spent some quality time with both ladies when they all attended the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Reunion at the Emmys
Wilson and Rhimes were at the event to present awards. Meanwhile, Oh was nominated for Killing Eve in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. However, the award went to Zendaya who plays Rue Bennett in Euphoria. While we love Sandra’s work in Killing Eve, Zendaya does also deserve recognition for her role in Euphoria.
Despite the loss, Rhimes’ production company Shondaland celebrated the ladies’ reunion on Twitter with a fun photo, captioned, “We love to see it.”
Moreover, Oh was also seen chatting to actress Elle Fanning at the star-studded event.
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Meanwhile, despite the fact that many on the Grey’s Anatomy team would love Oh to return as Dr. Cristina Yang, she explained why this won’t happen. In an interview last year, Sandra said she is reluctant to look back at the hit medical show. She told The Los Angeles Times’ Asian Enough podcast:
In some ways, you do your work as a bubble and you let it go. I left that show, my God, seven years ago almost. So in my mind, it’s gone. But for a lot of people, it’s still very much alive. And while I understand and I love it, I have moved on.
The actress continued, asking fans to come with her to Killing Eve and on to the Netflix series The Chair and other projects. “Come see the characters that I’m playing that are much more deeply integrated in… the Asian American experience,” she added.
As a reminder, Grey’s Anatomy returns for season 19 on October 6 on ABC in the US. As noted by Digital Spy, UK viewers can stream seasons 1-17 on Disney+ and season 18 is available on Sky Witness and NOW.