‘Gray’s Anatomy’ has simply been renewed for an 18th season. Eight years after leaving ‘Gray’s Anatomy,’ Sandra Oh is weighing in on whether or not she’d come again to play Dr. Cristina Yang.
Gray’s Anatomy is getting one other season, however don’t anticipate Sandra Oh to return as Dr. Cristina Yang. “No,” Sandra advised the Los Angeles Occasions when requested if she’d be returning to the long-running ABC medical drama. “I adore it, although, and that is additionally why I actually respect the present … that I nonetheless get requested this.”
Sandra performed the beloved Cristina on Gray’s Anatomy for the primary 10 seasons of the present. She exited the sequence within the season 10 finale. Cristina remains to be part of the Gray’s Anatomy universe. The character is at the moment working in Switzerland.
Gray’s Anatomy stays one in every of ABC’s hottest sequence. Though there’s nonetheless a lot love for Cristina Yang, Sandra has “moved on” from the function. “It’s very uncommon, I’d say, to have the ability to see in such a manner the impression of a personality,” Sandra stated. “In some methods, you do your work as a bubble and also you let it go. I left that present, my God, seven years in the past virtually. So in my thoughts, it’s gone. However for lots of people, it’s nonetheless very a lot alive. And whereas I perceive and I adore it, I’ve moved on.”
Renewed hypothesis about Cristina’s doable return was fueled when Gray’s Anatomy introduced again scores of fan favorites throughout season 17, together with Patrick Dempsey, T.R. Knight, Eric Dane, and Chyler Leigh. Their characters, Derek, George, Mark, and Lexie, appeared in Meredith’s seashore goals as she battled COVID-19. Cristina was texting Owen to get updates about Meredith’s situation, which followers thought was a touch that Cristina might pop up once more earlier than the season’s finish.
The present, which is at the moment the longest-running medical drama in TV historical past, has formally been renewed for season 18. After prolonged negotiations, stars Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr. signed new offers. Ellen reportedly “secured one other wage improve” in her newest contract, in line with The Hollywood Reporter. She grew to become the highest-earning actress on tv in 2017 when she signed a brand new deal to make $20 million a yr. Now she’s surpassed that. James and Chandra additionally reportedly “acquired sizable pay bumps” for season 18. Gray’s Anatomy is at the moment in its seventeenth season and airs Thursdays on ABC.