Sandra Oh says she won't return to Grey's Anatomy

14 October 2020, 15:23 | Updated: 15 October 2020, 00:11

By Katie Louise Smith

Will Cristina Yang ever return to Grey's Anatomy? Sandra Oh says no, not even for the final episode.

If Sandra Oh had a dollar for every time someone asked her whether or not she would ever come back to Grey's Anatomy as Cristina Yang, she'd probably be a billionaire.

The supremely talented, Emmy-nominated actor played the role of Cristina in the ABC medical drama from the pilot episode until the season 10 finale.

It's been 6 years since we said goodbye to Yang, who left Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to go and work at a specialist hospital in Switzerland. While her character has been mentioned often on the show since her departure, Oh herself has never returned. And by the sounds of things, she never will.

Sandra Oh has now said that she won't go back to the show – not even for the very last episode.

Sandra Oh will not return to Grey's Anatomy as Cristina Yang
Sandra Oh will not return to Grey's Anatomy as Cristina Yang. Picture: Danny Feld/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

When asked by ET Canada about whether or not she'd be interested in returning one last time for the very final episode of Grey's Anatomy, Sandra said: "I’m extremely grateful that you’re asking me that question because that means that people are still invested and interested in Cristina Yang – a character who I left six years ago."

Her next comment however might shatter the hearts of millions of viewers across the world.

She continued: "There are so many new projects and I'm a different person so I'm gonna have to say no."

Alongside her incredible success with Killing Eve, Sandra has also just signed on to star in horror film Umma. Grey's Anatomy on the other hand is just about to start airing its 17th season (!), following coronavirus delays.

The huge fan demand for Cristina Yang's return is a testament to the incredible work that Sandra Oh did on the show but now, we have to move on kids. Let Cristina go. Her and Sandra Oh are thriving elsewhere now.