Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sandra Oh On Cristina and Owen's Marital Woes and What Happens Next

Cristina and Owen's marriage on Grey's Anatomy has come to a standstill and starting next week the couple will turn to couples therapy in an effort to save their relationship.

In a rare interview with TV Guide, Sandra Oh shares her thoughts on the upcoming storyline, why she is excited about it and why you should be too:

It may seem like Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) are moments away from divorce, but Sandra Oh tells that they will make a real effort to mend the relationship starting Feb. 16, when the couple spends the entire episode with a therapist. 
"If you have ever been to couples therapy it's really, really challenging," Oh says, adding that she hopes the Owen-Cristina explosion does not spell the end of their marriage. "Every marriage has to go to a brink," she says. "Both of them are deeply hurt for their various reasons."

"You see a marriage in peril and we take our time exploring that quite honestly," Oh continues. "I'm extremely pleased with the storyline because a lot of times people get together, and break up or whatever, and it's fast. The writers are really taking their time to see when people are at loggerheads, and both sides of the argument can be understood. That's where it gets really, really tricky."

The tension between the couple will also begin to affect Cristina's other relationships. Uncharacteristically, Cristina won't even turn to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) for comfort.

Says Pompeo: "Cristina doesn't want her help. She's dealing with it solo and pushing Meredith away. Certainly, it's going to get worse before it gets better."

If you know your Grey's Anatomy history then you may recall that Cristina and Owen have attended a few therapy sessions together before. Click here for a refresher where you can also read more about how Sandra and co-star Kevin McKidd were involved in creating one scene in particular.

This will certainly bring a nice change from those monotonous scenes in the OR. Now that you've heard Sandra's take on this, what are your thoughts dear peeps?

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I missed what happened to make Owen want to move out?

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