Sandra Oh has a whopping 13 Emmy nominations covering her performance as Eve Polaski in Killing Eve as well as her producing credits on the acclaimed series, as well as for guest stints on SNL and another five nominations for playing Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC’s long-running Grey’s Anatomy, which she left in 2014 after working on the show for a solid decade.
She is sure to be back in the Emmy conversation again this year not just once for the fourth and final season of Killing Eve but also for the Netflix series The Chair. This means she could be back in contention the Lead Actress Drama for Eve as well as Lead Actress Comedy for The Chair. Both would be richly deserved for this terrific actor, who also is making statements with her career choices about being one of the rare Asian leads on television series. We talked about all of it when she joined me for this week’s edition of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side.
Oh has made her mark on the big screen as well, notably in Sideways and Under the Tuscan Sun among other live-action films, and then in animated features like 2020’s Over the Moon, 2021’s Oscar nominated Raya and the Last Dragon, and the current Pixar release Turning Red. She is constantly working and winning high praise for her performances as well as for her social conscience.
In The Chair she plays Ji-Yoon Kim, the rare female Asian leader of a small college where her professional and personal life gets intertwined in unique ways. We talk about that, as well as the emotional and surprising end of the line for Killing Eve, plus so much more.
To watch our conversation click on the video above.
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