Sandra Oh may have attended the 2022 Emmys on Sept. 12 as a nominee for her role in “Killing Eve,” but she ended up reuniting with old friends from her “Grey’s Anatomy” days.
The 51-year-old actor who played Dr. Cristina Yang from 2005 to 2014 on the long-running ABC medical drama shared a photo of her hanging out with “Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes and former co-star Chandra Wilson in the biggest night on television.
In the photo, which Oh posted on to Instagram gallerythe three stars smile as they snuggle together.
“@shondarhimes and Chandra Wilson,” Oh captioned it, adding a red heart emoji.
Other photos in Oh’s gallery include a photo of her with the cast of “Squid Game” and another of her with “Saturday Night Live” alumni Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon.
In a final photo, Oh poses with more “SNL” personalities: show creator Lorne Michaels, current star Bowen Yang and alum Martin Short.
“It looks like I’m admonishing Lorne Michaels, but I’m actually pointing out his @orderofcanada,” he wrote, referring to the Order of Canada emblem Michaels wore on his lapel.
The honor is presented to recipients in recognition of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
“Martin Short also has one. me next!” wrote Oh, who was born in Nepean, Ontario.
While Oh seemed happy to be reunited with Rhimes and Wilson, she had previously been candid about how the sudden fame she experienced as a “Grey’s Anatomy” cast member negatively affected her mental and physical health.
“Honestly, I got sick. I think my whole body was really, really sick. Even though you’re still working, but it’s like, ‘Oh, I can’t sleep. Oh, my back hurts, I don’t know what’s wrong with my skin.’ ‘” Oh revealed during an “Actors on Actors” chat with “Squid Game” star Jung Ho-yeon posted by Variety in June.
The downsides of stardom forced Oh to realize that her personal well-being was more important than being a famous TV star.
“I learned that I had to take care of my health first,” Oh said. “But that’s not just your body. That is your soul. That’s definitely your mind.”
Oh previously spoke about the dangers of overnight fame during a 2021 interview with Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY.
“To be completely honest, it was traumatic,” Oh told Willie, laughing.
Oh credited her therapist with helping her learn to “stay grounded,” which meant learning to say no sometimes.
“I went from not being able to go out, like hiding in restaurants, to being able to manage attention, manage expectations without losing my sense of myself,” she recalled.