Grey’s Anatomy is currently one of the longest-running television shows out there, with its 17th season having ended a while ago. The show made its debut in 2005 and was a smash hit with fans and critics alike. It remains ABC’s most popular drama.
Throughout its duration, the show has featured several characters being killed off or actors leaving the show. It was reported earlier that fan-favorite Jesse Williams confirmed that he will be leaving the show and that happened on an important episode of the show. On top of that, even Greg Germann left the show as a series regular.
Sandra Oh, who was one of the mainstays of the show with her portrayal of Christina Yang, made her departure from the show back in 2014. She made it clear that there was no future for her in the show.
While speaking to Sunday Today With Willie Geist, Sandra Oh revealed how difficult it was for her to continue acting in the show as it was a very traumatic experience for her. She ultimately needed the help of a therapist to get through it all.
To be perfectly honest, it was traumatic. It was traumatic. And the reason why I’m saying that is the circumstances you need to do your work is with a lot of privacy. So when one loses one’s anonymity, you have to build skills to still try and be real. I went from not being able to go out, like, hiding in restaurants, to then being able to manage attention, manage expectation, while not losing the sense of self.
Well, I have a good therapist. I’m not joking. … It’s very, very important.” She said she also learned to set boundaries in her professional life. “You just have to work at finding your way to stay grounded. And a lot of times that’s by saying no.”
Since her departure, Sandra Oh has starred in hit shows such as Killing Eve and will also star in Netflix’s The Chair. We are glad Oh decided to do what was best for her mental health and left Grey’s Anatomy.
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