At age 47, Sandra Oh is not concerned about aging! In a new interview with InStyle magazine, she said getting older has only taught her to be more confident and less insecure about her body and her profession.
“Aging is the greatest. It really gives you more space to be that person in the mirrored dress who has always been inside,” she said. “I was more insecure when I was 20 than I am at 47. At 47, It’s like, ‘You need me to put on a crazy dress with mirrors? Yeah, sure. I’m going to work the s–t out of this!’ I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s, like, you give less f–ks.”
Even though a lot of young actors second-guess themselves and their career, Sandra admitted that being in her 20s taught her to love her profession even more. “It’s really such a powerful time when you’re 23, 24,” she explained. “There is a certain energy and boldness, but I’ve always been driven. This industry can be crushing, but I fucking love it. I love it, and I think I would be acting and doing something creative no matter what.”
After playing Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy for 10 years, Sandra has grown a deep appreciation for her character. But she admits the chances of her returning to the show are slim to none.
“It’s extraordinary how much people love Grey’s and still love the character. I appreciate it. And I guess the show is continuing its relationship with the character, but I am not,” she said. “I left and have worked really hard to let go. It’s like a beautiful relationship, but you have to be mature enough to say, ‘Baby, I love you. I had a good time, and now I’m moving on. We had a great 10 years, but now I’m going to be single for a little while.’ And then it’s, like, I find a new relationship.”