Sandra Oh may no longer be apart of the Grey Sloan crew, but she’s still inspiring actors from the hit ABC medical drama. During the Los Angeles reception of the 2016 Canadian Film Centre awards, the former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress struck a pose with Giacomo Gianniotti, Oh's fellow CFC alumnus and a current star on the Shonda Rhimes series.
“@iam_sandraoh and I at the annual CFC Event,” Gianniotti, who portrays DeLuca on “Grey’s Anatomy,” captioned a photo with the fan favorite actress. “Very good to catch up and chat with this, incredible, powerful Canadian actress whom which I have a ton of respect for.”
Gianniotti was introduced into Rhimes’ chaotic world of “Grey’s Anatomy” in Season 11 — one installment after Oh had left the series. After portraying Cristina Yang for 10 seasons on the medical drama, the actress hung up her scrubs in 2014.
“It took me a couple years to come to that decision,” Oh told Katie Couric during the former ABC News correspondent’s talk show in October 2013. “It’s been a hard decision. I felt like all the avenues that a character could possibly be explored, I feel like I’ve done that.”
But Oh divulged to the Hollywood Reporter, after the Season 10 finale aired in May 2014, that she wouldn’t be against reprising her character’s storyline in the future. According to the actress, she and Rhimes discussed the possibility of bringing Cristina Yang back when “Grey’s Anatomy” decided to conclude the long-running series.
“I told her, ‘If you guys want to finish it out however you want to finish it out, I’d be more than happy to come back. And if it doesn’t fit in that way, I totally understand. I just want you to know that I’m available.’”
But it looks like Oh is itching to slip back into her surgical ensemble sooner than she imagined! After uniting with the Grey Sloan newcomer at the annual CFC event, Oh posted a photo from Season 1 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” reminiscing about her time on the series.
“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.