Sandra Oh Says ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fame Negatively Affected Her Physical Health

Fame can be a heavy load to carry.

Grey’s Anatomy icon Sandra Oh recently opened up about how stardom affected her physical health for Variety’s Actors on Actors video series.

The actress started playing Dr. Christina Yang in 2005. She confirmed that her life changed very much after the well-known medical drama.

“It’s tricky to imagine, because this is almost 20 years ago, so the context is very different, the stress is the same or the confusion is the same. And I think that’s why my question to you is, how are you taking care of yourself? Because I feel like, honestly, I got sick. I think my whole body was very, very sick. Even though you keep on working, right?”

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She also added: “It’s just like, “Oh, I can’t sleep. Oh, my back hurts. I don’t know what’s wrong with my skin.” the actress learned that she had to take care of her health first. “But that’s not only your body, right? That is your soul. That is definitely your mind. You know what I mean? Because you can’t ultimately depend on anyone else. You have to somehow find it within yourself”.

Sandra Oh: her life changed a lot after Grey’s Anatomy

But what exacly changed during these years for Sandra? “I’m deeper into my career, the more time I realize that I have to spend with my creative self: That could be sleeping, that could be walking in the woods, that could be meditating, that could be actually going to class, that could be all those things.” The actress has realized that “part sustains all the — almost the immediacy, the ability to be present”.

Sandra has also revealed to Sunday TODAY With Willie Guest that loosing her privacy affected her mental health. “To be perfectly honest, it was traumatic,” she explained. “When one loses one’s anonymity, you have to build skills to still try and be real”.

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