She rose to fame as feisty doctor Christina Yang on the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
‘I was like, “What’s my part?” When my agent said, “You’re f**king Eve,” I just couldn’t see it. I couldn’t see myself in a leading role… It’s like a f**king shard in my heart,’ she recalled.
Candid: Sandra Oh, 47, has spoken to Marie Claire about the moment she found out she got the lead role in the acclaimed BBC drama Killing Eve
The actress continued: ‘We work really hard because we love what we do, but we understand how important it is to be visible and to see ourselves, right? To catch myself in a moment where I’m still not doing that was really difficult.’
Her role as MI5 agent Eve Polastri in the gripping killer series has earned her a slew of awards.
She won an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Television Series Drama.
Sandra also received a SAG Award for Best Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.
In shock: ‘I was like, “What’s my part?” When my agent said, “You’re f**king Eve,” I just couldn’t see it. I couldn’t see myself in a leading role… It’s like a f**king shard in my heart,’ she recalled
Speaking about her stellar 2018 she said she was ‘grateful’ for achieving success at her age.
‘I’m grateful that it’s happened at 47, because I’ve done enough work on myself to really experience it. And then, too, it just has deeper meaning for me,’ she said.
The award-winning actress will reprise her role as the MI5 agent in the second season of Killing Eve, which is set to debut on April 7.
Impressive: Her role as MI5 agent Eve Polastri in the gripping killer series has earned her a slew of awards (pictured on the show in character)
She will also star in a recently announced TV series, Invincible, alongside JK Simmons, Seth Rogen and Mark Hamill.
Read more: You can read the full interview in the May issue of Marie Claire magazine
Sandra will lead in the animated series about a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero on the planet.
And despite already winning a collection of awards for her role in Killing Eve, Sandra was recently announced as a nominee for the BAFTA Television Awards 2019 nominations.
The actress and her co-star Jodie Comer, who plays stylish assassin Villanelle, are both up for the Leading Actress gong.
Killing Eve is also up for the Drama Series award as well as its creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, being nominated for the Writer: Drama gong.
The hit BBC series has led the BAFTA Television Awards 2019 nominations with a whopping 14 nods.
You can read the full interview in the May issue of Marie Claire magazine.
Leading ladies: Killing Eve has led the BAFTA Television Awards 2019 nominations with a whopping 14 nods, including Jodie Comer and Sandra nominated for the Leading Actress gong (pictured together at the Golden Globes with creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge)