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Sandra Oh Not Optimistic Regarding Strike

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Despite a new deal signed by the Director's Guild of America, Sandra Oh is playing down hopes that Grey's Anatomy's fourth season can be salvaged.

The Director's Guild made a peace pact with Hollywood's studios, leading many to speculate it could spark a resolution to the writers' strike - now three months old and counting - that has crippled the television season.

But the award-winning actress, at the Sundance Film Festival this year as a festival juror, remains more cautious than optimistic going forward.

"The longer we're out, the less chance we have of completing the season," the Canadian-born Sandra Oh told the Winnipeg Sun.

"I don't know the (DGA) deal. I don't necessarily think the DGA and the WGA have the same needs ... But everyone wants to go back to work. I was out on the line the other day and the writers are really, really suffering."

Super Sandra

Sadly, Sandra Oh doesn't expect to wave the strike goodbye soon.

Even if Hollywood's scribes resolve their walkout promptly, that doesn't mean labor peace is assured - the industry's actors could still strike themselves, over many of the same issues, when their own contract expires in June.

"The DGA membership is less than 5,000. There are over 150,000 Screen Actors Guild members," Sandra Oh said. "Their needs cannot be the same, especially in terms of new media. Actors live on residuals."

So while Oh and everyone else in L.A. waits for an end to the labor strife, she's just thrilled to focus on seeing - and supporting - The Sundance Film Festival's latest crop of independent fare. Who can blame her?

"Why not champion films that don't have a giant budget?" she said. "Do we need to support the next M:I-6? I'm not here for that."

Take that, Tom Cruise.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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hey guys i found this from ausiello on a greys website.. bad news for you merder fans…. AUSIELLO: Grey's finally gives Cristina a storyline. Grey's Anatomy may have run out of original episodes last Thursday but luckily the spoilers don't end there. No siree. According to my Grey's mole, the next episode, which was in the process of being written when the strike began, will thrust Cristina into 2 major storylines. One of them I already told you about a romance between her and Joshua Jackson's doctor character. The other I didn't and that's because I just found out myself. I'm hearing that Dr. Yang will be the one to help Meredith get over her split with Derek. A breakup that, my mole insists, will stick for awhile, at least until the conclusion of the Derek/Rose arc.

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ei, i love the personality sandra... i just wish grey's anatomy will get back soon.... i can't wait to see if Alex and Izzie will have another chance.... love life for Cristina Yang.... but not so soon...

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I so love you, Sandra Oh!

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agreed, esther. she was robbed of that emmy.

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She just gets it! I love Sandra Oh. A truly amazing actress. She doesn't comment on FRIVOLITY unlike another castmate. I love that Sandra Oh has an opinion and stands by it. Opinions that are grounded in reality. AND opinions that she doesn't have to back track on. Yay Sandra! You should have won the Emmy.