Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh weighs in on Christina Yang return

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Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh has shed light on whether her iconic character would return to the show.

The Killing Eve actor appeared in the acclaimed medical drama as Christina Yang from 2005 until her exit in 2014. Season 10 saw the doctor leave Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for a top cardiothoracic job in Switzerland, breaking the hearts of her coworkers and fans alike.

With a 21st season of the show on the way, many fans have wondered what twists and turns could be in store for future episodes, including a return for Dr Yang.

Sandra, however, has dashed fans' hopes in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight saying her eagerly-anticipated reappearance on Grey's won't come "anytime soon."

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"I love that people are still [fans]," she said during a red carpet interview at the premiere of HBO thriller The Sympathizer.

"I love that you asked me that, because Cristina Yang is, of course, near and dear to my heart. [But] I will say, not anytime soon, my love. I hope people feel like I did my job, which is that I brought to life a character and she had a growth over 10 seasons, and that it was true. She was ready to move on, and so have I."

It was confirmed earlier this month that Grey's would return for a 21st season, with Deadline reporting it's likely to have 18 episodes.

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Announcing the news, series creator Shonda Rhimes said: "The loyalty and love of Grey's Anatomy fans has propelled us into a historic 21st season, and I could not be more grateful. Meg Marinis' storytelling is a gift that continues to keep the show vibrant, compelling and alive, and I can't wait to see what she has in store for next season."

Ahead of the announcement, showrunner Meg Marinis teased what fans could expect from the future of Grey's: "I've not been informed that this is the last season, so I'm going to keep going and telling stories as long as they let me. We still have stories to tell."

Grey's Anatomy season 20 and Station 19's final season are airing on ABC in the US. Both shows stream on Disney+ in the UK.

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