"Cristina" won't be coming back!

Sandra Oh Talks About Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' Behind For Good

Sandra Oh Talks About Leaving Grey's Anatomy Behind For Good

During a recent podcast appearance, Sandra Oh revealed that she doesn't plan to return to Grey's Anatomy. The actress opened up about how she feels about the show years later, and what she thinks her character "Cristina Yang" would be doing now. Find out more here!

Sandra Oh has officially left one of her most iconic roles in the past! This week, the actress appeared on the season 2 premiere of The Los Angeles Times' podcast Asian Enough, where she reflected on the love she still receives from Grey's Anatomy fans after playing "Cristina".

Oh shares what makes her "really appreciate" Grey's Anatomy

Oh shared that she won't be coming back to play "Cristina," which surely came as disappointing news to Grey's Anatomy fans. Since several beloved characters have made surprise returns throughout season 17, many avid viewers had been hoping Oh would do the same. Now though, the actress has given a firm "no" when asked about that possibility on the podcast.

While she isn't interested in returning to the hit show— which was recently renewed for season 18— she expressed that she's grateful for everyone who still cares about "Cristina" years later. "This is also why I really appreciate the show… that I still get asked this," Oh said. She said Grey's Anatomy is now "gone" in her mind, explaining that "you do your work as a bubble and you let it go."

Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo in a 2006 still from Grey's Anatomy 

Oh reveals what she thinks "Cristina" is up to now

Oh may be done with playing "Cristina" on Grey's Anatomy, saying she's "moved on" from the role, but she knows the character is still "very much alive" for fans. She also offered some insight into what she thinks "Cristina" would be doing in present times, with an answer that feels very timely. 

"Cristina, like I imagine all the healthcare workers, [would be] wickedly at the front line trying to solve the big problems," Oh said of her character. "This pandemic [has made] the wealth gaps… even more obvious and problematic, so [she] probably [is] attacking the systematic problems, not just the day in and day out." 

Oh has gone on to star in the critically acclaimed psychological thriller Killing Eve, which will be wrapping up next year after its fourth season. She can also be seen in the upcoming Netflix dramedy The Chair, which is set to debut on the streaming platform in August!