Sandra Oh still has no idea how Cristina Yang's 10-season arc will end on Grey's Anatomy — as she says in a new interview with TVLine's Michael Ausiello — but she at least hopes that our favorite cardiothoracic surgeon will survive.
"Of course. I would very much like her to live," she says, without hesitation. "You know, the show's going to continue and go on and have its own life, and eventually it will have to come to a close. I'd love to come back!"
Michael then asks if there's any hope for a happy ending for Cristina and Owen. "It depends on how you define happy ending," Sandra says, a bittersweet smile on her face, adding that it will be "not so much happy ending in a pat way where we've been taught this is what a happy ending is, but a truthful one."
Until then, Cristina has to contend with Owen (Kevin McKidd)'s new love life, as started in last night's episode.
"It hurts to even talk about it!" she laughs. "At the end of this episode, we see her really having to really take responsibility for having made that suggestion — potentially Cristina seeing something coming down the line that she might not be happy with."
She adds that she can't imagine Cristina dating anyone other than Owen. (Us neither!) But as for Sandra's real life, she has a whole new chapter of her career to which to look forward. "It's exciting. It's weird," she muses.
The 42-year-old does specify that her impending exit doesn't make filming Season 10 more exciting — but does definitely affect her work: "I'm much more present with each day, each script, each scene. I feel much more involved … it's like a savoring every moment."
She talks about her next steps, saying that she is thinking of doing theater in New York and taking parts both in films both big and small.
But until then, she still has "a season to go" — and all the emotions therein.
"It's not just leaving a job," she reveals. "It's leaving 10 years of personal relationships, of creative relationships — and, mostly for me, leaving … a part of myself. I love Cristina Yang."
That makes millions of us, Sandra!
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