Sandra Oh tells Kerry Washington that she tried to be Olivia Pope

Listen, she had to fire her shot.
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For many people, Sandra Oh will always be Cristina Yang, no matter how much they love the voluminous hairstyle Eve Polastri. But for a hot second, oh, I wanted to get rid of the bushes Grey’s Anatomy to be the power-lag political repairman in the game Olivia Pope in Scandal. But unfortunately creator Shonda Rhimes closed that very quickly. Oh she relived her initial emotion in a Variety conversation with the real Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington. the Little fires everywhere and Killing Eva The stars discussed what they learned from the legendary showrunner, but mostly failed. “I have to tell you that I remember exactly where I was when I read that damn pilot,” Oh told Washington, who described the script as “holding a miracle.” “Oh yes,” he continues. “I was in Grey’s. We were on stage five. Someone snuck it on me. I don’t know who it was, but I got my hands on that pilot and read it, and I thought, ‘How could I play Olivia Pope?’ ”Obviously, you go to the woman in charge. “I remember going to Shonda, and it’s like, ‘How could I do this? What is this script? Could you do this too? ‘”Oh remember. “She says, ‘No, you have to play Cristina Yang!'” Well, that was true until it wasn’t. But it just goes to show that Oh was a Scandal megafan from day one. “I also feel it is so wonderful and weird when you have something in your hands that you know is electric, that you can feel,” he told Washington. “I’m so glad it was you.”