ABOVE: Watch Sandra Oh talk about Window Horses on Global’s The Morning Show.
TORONTO — Sandra Oh is back in her native country to spread the word about an independent animated feature she’s making with Vancouver-based filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming.
Window Horses is about Rosie Ming, a young woman who goes on a personal journey while in Iran for a poetry festival.
Oh, who played Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 until last season, is providing the voice of Ming.
“There’s probably not a lot of stories that feature a young woman of Chinese and Persian heritage but let me tell you, I would like to know that story about her,” Oh said during an appearance on Global’s The Morning Show, “and I would like to see that story about someone who’s breaking down her own belief systems.”
“The international response that we’ve had through people donating has been amazing,” said Oh. “There are so many people, and particularly young female fans, who’ve been able to connect through this site.”
Oh said the project seems to be resonating with Canadians.
“People have a different sense of investment here than elsewhere,” she said. “I’m just really happy to be a part of it.”
Oh, 43, was born and raised in the national capital region, where her Korean parents had settled. She said they were supportive of her passion for the arts because her siblings Ray and Grace pursued more traditional careers.
“My parents are traditional but also non-traditional,” said Oh. “They got a lawyer and they got a doctor in the family so I was able to be an artist.”