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Sandra Oh Says Aging Is the Greatest: 'You Give Less F--ks'

Sandra Oh Says Aging Is the Greatest: 'You Give Less F--ks'

Sandra Oh is featured in the latest issue of InStyle, out in newsstands on March 22.

Here’s what the Killing Eve actress had to say…

On the decision to become an actor: “It’s really such a powerful time when you’re 23, 24. There is a certain energy and boldness, but I’ve always been driven. This industry can be crushing, but I f–king love it. I love it, and I think I would be acting and doing something creative no matter what.”

On insecurities: “I was more insecure when I was 20 than I am at 47. At 47 it’s like, ‘You need me to put on a crazy dress with mirrors? Yeah, sure. I’m going to work the s–t out of this!’ I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s, like, you give less f–ks. Aging is the greatest. It really gives you more space to be that person in the mirrored dress who has always been inside.”

On standing up for herself: “At one point I decided that I only wanted to play characters who were central to the story, so I would focus on that. When I auditioned for Grey’s Anatomy [in 2004], that was a big turning point for me. I went in for the character of Dr. Bailey, who is played by the phenomenal Chandra Wilson, but at the time I just felt like…’Eh, this is not feeling right to me. Walk away and ask for what you really want.’ I asked them, ‘What else is open?’ It was the character of [Dr.] Cristina [Yang], who was clearly the antagonist, and I remember thinking it was the best part for me.”

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