Actress Sandra Oh busted all the rumours and hopes that were surfacing amongst fans about her return as Christina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 and explained that while the show still means a lot to her, after seven years, she has decided to move on to other things in her career.
The storyline of the latest season revolved around the show’s protagonist Meredith Grey being in a coma after contracting the Covid-19 virus. Meredith’s best friend Christina Yang’s comeback made sense for the fans after many of the original cast made a comeback on the show this season; but the actress put an end to all the hopes while talking to the Los Angeles Times' podcast Asian Enough.
She said, "It's very rare, I would say, to be able to see in such a way the impact of a character. In some ways, you do your work as a bubble and you let it go. I left that show, my God, seven years ago almost. So in my mind, it's gone. But for a lot of people, it's still very much alive. And while I understand and I love it, I have moved on."
"I love it, though," she added. "And this is also why I really appreciate the show … that I still get asked this."
Earlier in the season, many actors returned to reprise their respective roles including Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, T.R. Knight as George O'Malley, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, and Eric Dane as Mark Sloan. Sarah Drew also returned as April Kepner.