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Sandra Oh’s Been Waiting 30 Years for a Show Like "Killing Eve"



For four years after she left Grey’s Anatomy, Sandra Oh waited for offers to come in, juicy scripts that could come alive in her hands. The lack of certain offers was heartbreaking at the time.

Oh was confused about who the producers wanted her to play in "Killing Eve", scanning for the inevitable doctor or receptionist role. Plum leading parts are usually reserved for white performers.

There is a massive billboard for the show with her face plastered front and center. Oh’s parents were thrilled.

For a long time, Cristina Yang was the most mainstream, non-stereotypical Asian character on television. On Grey’s, she noticed that child and teen actors tended to be either black or white. She urged former the show-runners to hire a more diverse swath of young talent. 

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Tags: #39;s anatomy (abc), asian celebrities, casting / auditions, race / racism, television, television - bbc
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