Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Grey's Scoop From The Panel Discussion With Sandra Oh - Recap

If you didn't get a chance to watch the panel discussion with Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo and Grey's boss Shonda Rhimes, here's a recap about what they talked about.

When it comes to Cristina Yang's professional life, Sandra Oh revealed that we're about to see some classic funny Cristina Yang in what she calls a "doctor-off" with an older doctor played by William Daniels.

Sandra also gave some interesting insight in what's going on with Cristina and Owen at the moment and why she likes this storyline:

Video credit: @courtneyminton

Here are some tidbits from E! Online & THR:

  • Slow Burn: Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina might be in the most difficult place of their, at times, rocky relationship but Sandra Oh said this has been building for a few seasons and might not be solved instantly: "If you can take a look and go back for years, you can see places where things were glossed over, decisions were made out of haste." She continues: "The question of where they are going, what I can say in a very general but truthful way, is that hopefully they are going to a place that is truthful for both characters, that is not am immediately solvable situation. So we're going to be in this storyline for a bit." It has to get worse before it can get better, right? - E! Online

  • Don't expect to see Cristina and Owen's marriage woes wrap up anytime soon. After learning of Owen's affair, Oh says the story line will be drawn out in a fashion that's realistic to relationships and marriages. "It's a devastating and true and common situation that more than 50 percent of couples have to go through in some way or another," she told THR. "What I'm happiest is with is that they're taking their time. It's not going to be something that is resolved or ended quickly." - THR

  • Meredith and Cristina are both exploring hospitals out of state. Cristina is being heavily recruited and has her eye on USC. - THR

  • Graduating Class of 2012: Things are in flux at Grey's Anatomy and Shonda explains why that is, this little group of interns we met way back eight years ago are graduating. She elaborates: "They are going to become attendings, they have to take their boards, they have to interview for jobs all over the country. We don't know where people are going to end up in that sense. There's this very nostalgic sense that something is being lost for all of them." While we may what to cry at the idea of losing any of our favorite docs, Shonda promises some of the funniest moments are still to come this season, too. So...get ready to laugh-cry. Hard. - E! Online

The full webcast will be available here on April 5 so everyone will be able to watch it. In the meantime, here is a brief recap of some of the other things they discussed:

Sandra Oh Ellen Pompeo 'An Evening With Shonda Rhimes & Friends'
Screencap via @MaryPetrevic

- Sandra likes to know what will happen on the show in advance. If Shonda Rhimes doesn't tell her, she will go into her office and "stare her down".

- Ellen Pompeo and Sandra talked quite a bit about their working relationship. They have very different personalities and outlooks on life, so they "keep each other going".

- Ellen knew of Sandra before Grey's because she used to be a huge fan of HBO's Arliss, where Sandra Oh played the 'colourful' Rita Woo.

- Kadee Strickland from Private Practice remembers watching Sandra in Double Happiness when she was sick and she made her feel better.

- Sandra talked about how she got her first major role in The Diary of Evelyn Lau.

- The finale of Grey's has not yet been written, and Shonda Rhimes keeps changing her mind about it all the time.

That's all we can remember, so if anybody has anything else they want to add or want to make any corrections, please let us know in the comments.

Sandra Oh Ellen Pompeo 'An Evening With Shonda Rhimes & Friends'
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