On a recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the charming and talented Sandra Oh graced the stage to talk about her latest projects and her love for New York City. Oh, known for her roles in Grey’s Anatomy, Killing Eve, and The Chair, received a warm welcome from the live audience as she took her seat.

Oh, who is currently in town rehearsing for a play at the Atlantic Theater, expressed her excitement about performing live on stage. She described the feeling of being on stage as energizing and propelling, regardless of whether it’s a drama or comedy. Colbert, who himself has a theater background, could relate to the unique experience of performing in front of a live audience and praised Oh for pursuing theater alongside her TV and film career.

The conversation quickly shifted to Oh’s love for New York City. As a child growing up in a small town in Canada, Oh dreamt of being in New York and becoming a theater actor. She now gets to live that dream as she walks to rehearsals and immerses herself in the vibrant energy of the city. Oh even shared her healthy lunch routine, consisting of non-dairy yogurt and sliced peppers, to fuel her brain and energy during rehearsals.

Colbert, known for his wit, couldn’t resist asking Oh about the Canadian stereotype of being incredibly nice. Oh confirmed that Canadians are indeed nice and also highlighted their unique way of saying sorry. She jokingly mentioned that no one can say sorry quite like a Canadian, often using it in a passive-aggressive manner.

The conversation then took a nostalgic turn as Oh and Colbert discussed their shared experience of attending theater school. Oh reminisced about her time at the National Theater School in Montreal, where she was exposed to the rich culture of the city. Colbert, on the other hand, shared a humorous anecdote about being threatened with arrest in Montreal for putting up English posters during a theater festival that required both English and French signage.

Oh also revealed her clown and mask training during her theater studies. She described how wearing a red nose and embracing the unpredictable nature of clowning helped her in a recent comedy project with Aquafina called “Quiz Lady.” Oh’s character was meant to be broad and comedic, and her clown training allowed her to explore the character’s reaches.

The interview ended on a high note as Oh shared her excitement about working with the legendary Paul Reubens, best known as Pee-wee Herman. Reubens agreed to play a part in Oh’s recent project, and she expressed her gratitude for his involvement.

Sandra Oh‘s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was fun, engaging, and a reminder of her immense talent. Whether on stage, in TV shows, or on the big screen, Oh continues to captivate audiences with her versatility and charm. Fans of Oh can look forward to her upcoming play at the Atlantic Theater and eagerly anticipate her future projects.