Sandra Oh Admits An Agent Once Told Her Her Chances Of ‘Making It’ Were Slim: ‘It Was So Painful’

Sandra Oh discusses everything from aging to her global success in a new interview with Marie Claire UK.

Oh insists she’s glad her incredible work was recognized on a global scale later on in life, telling the magazine: “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.”

The “Killing Eve” star explains how an agent told her her chances of “making it” were slim: “She said, ‘Listen, I’m not going to lie’ – and that was, I think, what was so painful – ‘I’m going to tell you the truth.'”

“It was basically, ‘Go back home and get famous, and then try and make a transition because I already have an Asian actress on my roster, and she hasn’t auditioned in three months. I don’t know what I could do for you.’”

Credit: Marie Claire UK/Thomas Whiteside
Credit: Marie Claire UK/Thomas Whiteside

With her career going incredibly well, Oh admits was a time when she thought she could have a baby.

The actress says of considering being a mother: “I went through that period, I’d say in my mid to late 30s into 40, where it was like, ‘I make a great living and I could do this on my own,’ and I didn’t.”

“I have an extremely fulfilling life as an aunt, not only to my nieces and nephews but also to a lot of my friends’ children.”

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Credit: Marie Claire UK/Thomas Whiteside
Credit: Marie Claire UK/Thomas Whiteside

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