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GREY’S ANATOMY: Sandra Oh to Exit After Season 10

August 13, 2013 by  

GREY’S ANATOMY is about to lose one of its original core cast members: reps for the show confirm that Sandra Oh (Cristina) will exit the show at the end of the upcoming 10th season. The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the news.

“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,” Oh said in a statement. “It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by Shonda and the writers. 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.”

“One of the best days of my life as a writer happened the day Sandra Oh walked in my door to audition and forever changed the course of GREY’S ANATOMY with her brilliant, nuanced portrayal of Cristina Yang,” GREY’S ANATOMY creator Shonda Rhimes said in a statement. “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.”

And while several other contracts will expire at the end of the season — including series leads Ellen Pompeo (Meredith) and Patrick Dempsey (Derek) — there’s no word yet on what other exits may be coming, or who may choose to re-sign with the medical drama.

“It’s our intention to have GREY’S on the air for many years to come, with as many of the original cast as possible,” a rep for the network said.

Personally, as compelling as the Meredith and Derek romance always has been, one of the biggest draws for me was the unique and beautifully twisted friendship Meredith shared with Cristina. It completely makes sense that Oh would feel it’s time to move on, but I’m sure going to miss that friendship.

Will you miss Oh on GREY’S?

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