We know and Love Sandra Oh for many reasons, but now we have another to add to the list beyond Grey’s Anatomy or Killing Eve references.
If you watched Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, you might have been slightly confused as to why Sandra Oh was present. Was Her Majesty just a really big fan of the acclaimed actress? If that were the case, why was she a part of the official Canadian brigade led by President Trudeau?
In case you missed it, Oh is making big moves on a different kind of global stage after she was appointed to the Order of Canada in June this year.
The Order, which was established by Quen Elizabeth II herself in 1967 is said to be the “cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System” recognising achievement within the nation.
Oh is of both Canadian and American citizenship and boasts numerous accolades (from Critics Choice Awards to a host of Emmy nominations) worked her way to becoming an officer of The Order. Her officer status was chosen in light of her “artistic career filled with memorable stage, television and film roles in Canada and abroad” as per the Canadian governor.
She is representing Canadian artists, women, children of immigrants and POCs (people of colour) as part of her role as an Officer.
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Some have even planted the seed that the next step is for Oh to become Prime Minister – an avenue we certainly wouldn’t mind her going down.
Dr Cristina Yang as the helm of a country? We can see the campaign posters now.
Celebrities turning political isn’t anything new (cue all the flashbacks of Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan and even Kanye West’s presidential campaign) but since Oprah famously shared that she doesn’t want to run for president, it might be women like Oh, Angelina Jolie (a UNHRC envoy) Emma Watson (U.N Women Goodwill Ambassador) Jameela Jamil (powerhouse feminist and activist) or even Rihanna (Barbados cultural ambassador) that we’ll place our bets on for famous women to make big strides in globally powerful spheres.
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