Friday, April 6, 2018

"Sandra Oh’s Been Waiting 30 Years for a Show Like Killing Eve"

The show, from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is based on books by Luke Jennings; in the series, Polastri is white. When Oh flipped through the script for the first time, she was confused about who the producers wanted her to play, scanning for the inevitable doctor or receptionist role. It was only when her agent told her point-blank that they wanted Oh for the lead that she became aware of how inured she had become to the TV and film world’s brusque treatment of nonwhite actresses.