Sandra Oh Rejected For The Role Of Olivia Pope By Shonda Rhimes

Sandra Oh, aka Dr. Cristina Yang got her hands on a script of an unknown show soon-to-be called, Scandal.

She tells the story that she was still on Grey’s Anatomy when someone snuck her the pilot script. In the interview she says, I remember going to Shonda, ‘how could I do this? What is this script? Could I do this too?’ She said Shonda replied, No, you’ve got to play Dr. Cristina Yang. Sandra Oh said she is so glad the role went to Kerry Washington.

Can you see Sandra Oh as Olivia Pope?


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