Ellen Pompeo Would Love To See Sandra Oh Come Back To 'Grey's Anatomy'. Will Cristina Return?

Ellen Pompeo Would Love To See Sandra Oh Come Back To 'Grey's Anatomy'. Will Cristina Return?

Sandra Oh has finally given a concrete answer on whether or not she will be returning to the drama series.

Grey's Anatomy is a cult-favorite of our generation, with intertwining relationships, emotional plotlines and medical cases creating a fabric of drama like no other in this day and age. One of its defining elements of the show has been the deep friendship between the titular character Meredith Grey and her best friend Cristina Yang. Sandra Oh, who plays Yang, was part of the series for 10 seasons from 2005 - 2014. Given how important their friendship was in the series, fans were quite sad when Oh decided to end her stint. She exited the show in 2013, but had told TV Line, "Eventually [Grey’s] will have to come to a close, and I would love to come back [for the series finale]." Since then, fans have been wanting Oh to return to the series.



According to Cinema Blend, Ellen Pompeo, who plays the character of Meredith Grey, was asked about this in an interview in February 2019. Pompeo responded, "Selfishly I would love to see Sandra Oh come back to Grey's, but I also love Killing Eve so much, and I love seeing her have so many of these incredible moments. So, as much as I love Sandra, I'd rather see her shine out on her own. I enjoy that more. That's more gratifying to me."



And it seems like Pompeo's encouraging thoughts and wishes just came true. During the premiere of Killing Eve season 2, on Monday, May 13, 47-year-old Oh revealed that she wouldn't be returning to the Shonda Rhimes-created series for a cameo, People reported.  She said, "I am Eve and that’s where I plan to stay as long as the show will have me. And that’s really where I want to be." 

(Give us a moment as we band-aid our broken heart...)

Oh explained, "I just got to tell you, creatively you have moved on and while I know, and I deeply appreciate it, because I can feel it from the fans how much they love Cristina and that the show also still keeps Cristina alive, for me, [Killing Eve] is my home now. This is where I am."


She added, "You know, I gotta tell you, you guys keep on asking me that question." Clearly, the love the fans have for her and her character is just overwhelming, that they just have to ask the same question repeatedly with the hope that Oh's answer will change. But to all those times Oh's been asked this over the years, her responses have been along the same lines. In 2017, during another interview where she was asked about her return, Oh said, "At this point … no, I don’t think so."

With Killing Eve, Oh has a lot going on for her at the moment. In January, Oh made history as the first Asian performer to win multiple Golden Globes. This included the best actress in a television drama for her role in Killing Eve. She was even named as one of the 100 most influential people in 2019 by TIME Magazine

Recently, the hit ABC show, Grey's Anatomy, was renewed for two more seasons reports Hollywood Reporter with Pompeo continuing to be TV's highest-paid leading lady on a primetime drama series.

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