Sandra Oh revealed yesterday that she plans to exit ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” after 10 seasons, but Christina Yang isn’t fading into the sunset just yet.
According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” Oh spoke with creator Shonda Rhimes about her desire to move after the upcoming Season 10.
“Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go,” she told “THR.” “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.”
No other cast members are expected to leave at this point, though the show’s core cast, including Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey, signed two-year contracts that only locked them in through the upcoming season.
“It’s been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her,” she said in a statement.
Oh said signing on for these two years allowed her to process her departure, though she admitted it “doesn’t feel real yet.”
“Grey’s” returns with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, September 26 at 9pm.