Oh no! Sandra Oh has decided she’s had enough of Grey’s Anatomy. Oh, who has played the cantankerous doctor Cristina Yang since the series premiered in 2005, will exit ABC’s popular medical drama at the end of season 10. Her contract expires at the end of the season, which begins this fall.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Oh said, “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go. It’s such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well. [Cristina] wants to be let go, and I am ready to let her go. We have to start the process, story-wise, for the Grey’s writers to think of why she’s going to go.”
Shonda Rhimes, the series creator, promises Cristina will get “the exit she deserves.”
Oh is one of six actors on the show facing expiring contracts in May. Fellow “originals” Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson will also be evaluating their status in the coming weeks.