“Killing Eve” Star Sandra Oh for Porter Magazine

Posted on October 18, 2019

“Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh covers the latest issue of Porter magazine photographed by Boo George and styled by Cathy Kasterine.





On what means to be Asian [which is why she agreed to do the shoot celebrating Korean designers]: “There are things that, say, North American culture does not understand about Asian culture and doesn’t necessarily respect. When I won the Golden Globe [for Best Actress in a TV series, in January], my parents were there, and I bowed. I don’t think people who are not from our culture understand the depth of respect and strength in bowing to your elders. It’s not a supplicating gesture, it’s a gesture of raising, not only yourself but also the person you are bowing to. That’s what I know not only the Asian diaspora but many people of color understand. And that’s who I am talking to.”

On feeling the impact after becoming the first Asian-American woman to be nominated for a Lead Actress Emmy, to host the Golden Globes, and to win multiple Golden Globes (after her Best Supporting Actress gong for Grey’s Anatomy in 2006): “Young people of color, not just Asian, come up to me and say whatever is in their heart. It’s very intense,” she says. “There are moments when I can hold it and there are moments when I need to step away. Because there is a lot [in that community] that is not yet metabolized.”


Style Credits:
Cover: Dress by Pushbutton
First Image: Sweater by Andersson Bell | Pants by BITE Studios
Second Image: Jumpsuit by Le 17 Septembre | Trench coat by BITE Studios

[Photo Credit: Boo George/Porter Magazine]

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