We already said goodbye to Cristina Yang when she left Seattle Grace, and we didn’t expect her to come back. Now it has been confirmed that Sandra Oh will be leaving the series after the end of Grey’s Anatomy Season 10.
Fans know Sandra Oh as one of the pillars of the series, she plays Christina Yang, troubled and brilliant doctor. ABC has confirmed that Oh will be leaving the medical drama at the end of the season 10, set to premiere on September 26, 2013. In a statement Oh said that the tough decision was “emotional and deeply creative,” and that she was “both sad and excited” to learn of Yang’s fate. The actor added, “It’s been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on ‘GA’ and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her. It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by Shonda [creator of the show] and the writers.”
Oh added in the statement, “It’s so rare in an actor’s life to be able to explore and grow a character so fully, so completely. I am profoundly grateful to everyone at ‘GA’ for the opportunity. I’m excited to celebrate and cherish every moment of my final season on ‘GA’ with the fans who have made it all possible.”
Rhimes stated, “Over the past ten seasons, I have been made better by Sandra’s trust, faith and friendship and I can’t quantify how grateful I am for her collaboration on a character we both love so deeply. This year is going to be bittersweet for us — we’re both going to savor every moment of Cristina Yang and then we’re going to give her the exit she deserves. And when Sandra walks out of my door, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will be once again be forever changed.”