S2E08 – Rejecting Sandra Oh

Show Notes

Sandra Oh is a Golden Globe-winning actress known for playing Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy and Eve Polastri on the hit drama, Killing Eve. But before receiving 12 Emmy nominations, Oh spent a full decade as a day player. She was rejected for major film roles, told there was no room at the top for Asian actors in Hollywood. Join us this week as we tell Oh’s incredible story. From humble beginnings in Ottawa, Ontario, to landing the lead role of a lifetime at 47.

Major sources for this episode include:
1) The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment: #IAm Sandra Oh
2) NPR: The Winding Career of Sandra Oh
3) SandraOh.com: Sandra Oh on the Challenge of being Korean in Hollywood
4) The Globe and Mail: Sandra Oh’s Doing Just Fine
5) Vulture: It Took Sandra Oh 30 Years To Get Killing Eve
6) Vulture: The Protagonist After Decades In Supporting Parts, Emmy Nominee Sandra Oh Plays The Hero in Killing Eve
7) E: Disappointed Parents and Secret Romance: Inside Sandra Oh’s Private World
8) Harper’s Bazaar: Sandra Oh Finds Her Power in Killing Eve

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Sandra Oh is a Golden Globe-winning actress known for playing Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy and Eve Polastri on the hit drama, Killing Eve. But before receiving 12 Emmy nominations, Oh spent a full decade as a day player. She was rejected for major film roles, told there was no room at the top for Asian actors in Hollywood. Join us this week as we tell Oh’s incredible story. From humble beginnings in Ottawa, Ontario, to landing the lead role of a lifetime at 47.

Major sources for this episode include:
1) The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment: #IAm Sandra Oh
2) NPR: The Winding Career of Sandra Oh
3) SandraOh.com: Sandra Oh on the Challenge of being Korean in Hollywood
4) The Globe and Mail: Sandra Oh’s Doing Just Fine
5) Vulture: It Took Sandra Oh 30 Years To Get Killing Eve
6) Vulture: The Protagonist After Decades In Supporting Parts, Emmy Nominee Sandra Oh Plays The Hero in Killing Eve
7) E: Disappointed Parents and Secret Romance: Inside Sandra Oh’s Private World
8) Harper’s Bazaar: Sandra Oh Finds Her Power in Killing Eve

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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