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Sandra Oh Decides To Depart Grey's Anatomy At The End Of This Season!

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In an emotional interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Oh, one of the most popular actresses on the hit ABC series Grey’s Anatomy has announced she is departing the series after this season!

Having played Cristina Yang since the series premiered in 2005 , Oh has decided to leave the ABC’ top-rated drama at the completion of its upcoming 10th season.  Oh related, “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go. It’s such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well. (Cristina) wants to be let go, and I am ready to let her go. We have to start the process, story-wise, for the Grey’s writers to think of why she’s going to go.”

The actress told THR, she first began thinking about wrapping her Grey’s run in May 2012 when what she called the “original six” inked new two-year deals to take them through the 10th season of the series. “I’ve gone through a lot of therapy over this,” she says through tears. “I started thinking about it because I had to prepare myself. I gave myself two years to emotionally let go. At the end of last season, Shonda took me aside and said, ‘What are your thoughts?’ I said, ‘I’m ready.'”

Oh informed her co-stars about her upcoming exit during Tuesday’s table read for the show’s 200th episode and said the decision “doesn’t feel real” yet. “I seriously think I need that much support over processing it over this next year for me to be able to leave fully and leave in a way that I feel like Cristina deserves,” she says, noting that Rhimes has supported her every step of the way. “For the first time, at least for my character, you actually have an endpoint, which in series television you never or very rarely have.”

What do you think about Sandra’s decision to leave Grey’s Anatomy? Do you think all has been done with the character of Cristina Yang? How do you think the series will be without Oh?  Comment below!

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kathy
kathy

can not believe she is leaving that is so sad

Rosanna
Rosanna

Im sad as I love her character but I understand she wants to do other things, I wish her the best and lets hope they find someone as wonderful as Sandra Oh to play a different character.

lisa
lisa

I think Christina has kind of been painted into a corner – relationship wise anyway.
She loves Owen that much is clear,and he loves her,but he wants children – she doesn’t ,and I don’t think that is going to go away.
I hope they don’t kill her off – Mark and Lexie were enough.
I like to see her get a great opportunity at another hospital and leave that way.
But yes I’m still sad she is going.

JEFF
JEFF

Big loss for the show, but I don’t see it lasting much longer, especially without Sandra Oh.

Rod
Rod

This is terrible!!! I love Dr Yang!!! Good for her to move on if that’s how she feels but she will be missed

SteveS
SteveS

She’s irreplaceable, imo. I just can’t imagine Grey’s without her.

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

I love Sandra Oh, as Cristina Yang. She brings so much humor, even in the saddest scenes. She will be missed. I’ve watched Grey’s since the beginning. I love it and I hope they “go out” on top. Such a talented cast and writing team! Good luck, Sandra!

Patrick
Patrick

Well said….

especially the part about… Sandra Oh’ sense of humor… and yes… she can wring out that much emotion, in the saddest scenes.

Dr. Yang… was… the biggest reason I tuned in to Grey’s.

her friendship with Dr. Meredith Grey was a pleasure. they played out every emotion relative to “sisters” – best friends – co-workers – adversarial – more competitive nature… and loved. Their bond is Grey’s.

I love Christina and Owen…. sizzling hot and ROMANTIC.

course, I have to prop my other love @Greys.

Justin Chambers. HOT!

bc
bc

It’s too bad that golden globe winner oh is leaving grey’s. There’s such a lack of racial diversity on tv especially w/ Asian american representation. Char of oh is such an essential element of grey’s. Tolerant hollywood launched yet another leading lady who’s blonde and white when katherine heigl had a now fizzled movie career after grey’s. While sandra oh didn’t get same amount of movie roles as heigl bec oh doesn’t fit the mold of what hollywood wants from its leading lady and doesn;t conform to hollywood’s racist standards of beauty. There definitely should be more grey’s cast members who are Asian american actresses and actors. They should use oh’s exit storyline to bring more Asian american actresses and actors as new chars on grey’s.

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As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

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DAYS Freddie Smith and Alyssa Tabit Officially Engaged!

He popped the question and she said, “Yes!”

This weekend, Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit and Instagram had the pictures to prove it!

Sharing a beautiful photo on both of their social media accounts taken in Malibu, the duo share a kiss, are dressed in white, and Alyssa is showing off that ring!  Tabit expressed: “Best. Day. EVER!!!! 💍Freddie Smith, Love you until the end of time! ♥️♥️♥️ #engaged”

Freddie simply stated: 💍Love you Alyssa Tabit”

Recently, Freddie told Soap Opera Digest that by the end of summer the two were going to get engaged.

The lovebirds also co-host their own podcast called The Freddie and Alyssa Show which is available via iTunes and YouTube.

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Former telenovela star, Jason Canela (Arturo) is staying put in Genoa City.  Canela, who is of Cuban descent, was originally brought on to The Young and the Restless as a building contractor, who winds up being the boy toy of none other than Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).

Later, his story switched and Arturo has now been romancing and paired with Nikki’s stepdaughter, Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway).

Now as Arturo becomes more entrenched in the Newman clan, Canela posted on his Instagram account that the CBS soap has signed him on as a contract player.

Jason expressed: “I’ve always believed that there are two types of artists. There are working ones and blessed ones. Thankfully I’ve had an incredible support system to always motivate me and help me push forward no matter how tough things got while I was working to become a better version of me so that one day I could be blessed. To every artist out there who feels discouraged because they have not booked that role or gotten that verse picked up in a track just remember that our line of work is not the easiest but if you truly love it then you know that if you continue to PUT IN THE WORK one day you will be blessed. Thank you to Mal Young, Sony, CBS & The Young and the Restless for believing in me and making me feel at home in Genoa city and blessing me with the opportunity to bring life to Arturo Rosales. I’m proud and honored to officially be a full time member of the The Young and the Restless family.” #Blessed #EnjoyEveryMoment

Glad to hear there is more Arturo in Genoa City and Jason is on contract at the top-rated daytime drama series? Comment below.

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