Sandra Oh: Why did the Killing Eve and Grey’s Anatomy actress attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?

Fans of the Killing Eve and Grey’s Anatomy actress were surprised to note the presence of Sandra Oh among the high-profile guests at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral this Monday, September 19.

Heads of state weren’t the only guests. This Monday, September 19, actress Sandra Oh, best known to the public for her roles in Killing Eve and Grey’s Anatomy, had the honor of attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey .

The actress was actually part of the official Canadian delegation. dr Cristina Yang’s interpreter was born in Canada to South Korean immigrants and also wore a Canadian badge on her chest. In fact, last June she was ordained as an Officer of the Order of Canada, which might be the equivalent of the Legion of Honor in France.

An award given to recognize an “artistic career full of memorable roles on stage, television and film in Canada and abroad,” as the BBC recalls.

As the first Asian actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Killing Eve, Sandra Oh was also included in Time’s 2019 100 Most Influential People.

An “honor” to represent Canada

The title of Officer of the Order was created by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967 to honor people “whose service shapes our society, whose innovations inspire our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities”.

Other members of the Canadian delegation – led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau – also included Olympic swimming champion Mark Tewksbury and musician Gregory Charles.

“I was part of the Order of Canada with Sandra Oh, the actress, and Gregory Charles, the musician. All three of us represented Canadians. We pinched each other the whole time! Even movie and TV stars get a little overwhelmed by all of this,” Mark Tewksbury told People magazine.

“Proud to represent Canada,” the actress wrote on her Instagram account, posting a few photos to commemorate this historic day that, like much of the world, she would not soon forget.

Other celebrities at the funeral included Running Wild presenter Bear Grylls, who attended the event in his capacity as Chief Scout of the UK. Grylls was named the youngest-ever Chief Scout in 2009 and began a second term in the role in 2015.

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