Sandra Oh is known for her roll on Killing Eve; just like Kerry Washington is known for her role on Scandal. Did you know, though; that Oh would have loved to play the part of Olivia Pope? That’s right. Oh auditioned for the Shonda Rhimes created drama series, for the role of Olivia Pope.
This was revealed during a Variety’s Actors on Actors interview between Oh and Washington:
“I’ve got to tell you, I remember exactly where I was when I read that damn pilot,” Oh said to Washington. “I was on ‘Grey’s.’ We were on stage five. Someone snuck it to me, I don’t know who it was, but I got my hands on that pilot and I read it and I was just like, ‘How could I play Olivia Pope?’”
Oh then added:
“I remember going to Shonda, and it’s like, ‘How could I do this?’ ‘What is this script? Could I do this too?’ She goes, ‘No, you’ve got to play Cristina Yang!’”
“You have a job girl!”
“But I also feel like it’s so wonderful and rare when you get in your hands something that you know is electric, that you can feel. I’m so glad it was you.”
What do you think of Oh having auditioned for Scandal? Would you have liked to see her in the role of Olivia Pope?
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