Well, we probably don't have to over-explain it, but Sandra Oh is kind of a legend. She's the genius who embodied the inimitable Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy, the wild Eve Polastri from Killing Eve, and, most recently, the brilliant Ji-Yoon Kim from Netflix's The Chair.
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It's no secret that she's a light bulb of emotion in these roles. But she's rad behind-the-scenes as well — watch any interview with her, and you get the sense that she's a warm and funny human being who's generous with her answers!
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So, naturally, we've decided to gather our favorite Sandra Oh behind-the-scenes moments in one convenient place to celebrate how awesome she is!
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1.When she gave tips on how to kill (as in Killing Eve) it in InStyle's "Woman With Desk and Chair" segment.
2.In a Marie Claire pop quiz segment, she explained that there are two things every woman should try at least once in her lifetime. First:
3.When she talked about what she had in common with Cristina Yang while chatting on a panel at PaleyFest 2006.
4.And here's her on one of the things she loves most about Cristina:
5.This whole game of "Speak Out" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she actually sounds decent?
6.When an interviewer on the red carpet at the Emmys asked Oh's mom how much she loves her daughter's show, and she just kisses her daughter...
7.When she explained to Stephen Colbert what she was doing the night of the Golden Globes.
8.And then Colbert played her Golden Globes speech on the spot after saying that she seemed like an easy crier.
9.Later in the segment, she then told the story of how she met Yoko Ono and completely freaked out. It started like this:
Here's what happened:
10.When she explained her process for jumping onto the next project after Grey's Anatomy. It's actually...incredibly romantic?
11.This entire interview on her Instagram with The Linda Lindas.
12.This isn't necessarily an interview moment, per se, but remember the time that she spoke up at a rally against Asian hate in Pittsburgh?
13.Here's an incredibly honest and vulnerable answer she gave on Fresh Air when Terry Gross asked her about how she got the title role in Killing Eve.
14.Her full-fledged crush confessions to her Killing Eve co-stars!
15.In an interview with The Inclusive, Oh talked about how she was tired of playing the white woman's best friend and how she almost walked away from Grey's Anatomy before being cast because they almost didn't pay her what she wanted.
16.When she quarantined at her sister's place in Vancouver and was jazzed to show off this cool, non-curated room to Seth Meyers.
There's just a ping pong table and piano in the middle of the room!
17.This whole behind-the-scenes exclusive with Net-a-Porter where she talked about her amazing hair!
18.When she showed Jimmy Kimmel her favorite picture of her parents because they couldn't be with her due to the pandemic.
19.When she talked about how getting the Killing Eve script from Phoebe Waller-Bridge was like falling in love...
What's the charming Sandra Oh moment that made you fall in love with her even more? Drop it in the comments below!
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