It's going to be a really great, fertile acting opportunity for me to get to play that, too.
It's funny: Pain is sometimes close to pleasure, and there's a lot of pain here. PHOTOS: The Couples of Shondaland: ' Grey's Anatomy,' ' Private Practice,' ' Scandal' THR: Do you know how Cristina's story ends?
() PHOTOS: ' Grey's Anatomy's' Famous Departures THR: Have you spoken to Shonda yet about what this means for Cristina and Owen this season?
Mc Kidd: When I was talking with Shonda and [EP] Betsy Beers about the future for Owen a few months ago, I was anxious -- if Sandra decided she wants to leave and that's the right thing for her -- if the character of Owen was valuable as a character alone?
Owen Hunt's story -- without the support system the character has had in Oh's Dr. "Pain is sometimes close to pleasure, and there's a lot of pain here," Mc Kidd tells about learning his co-star was leaving, hopes for Cristina and Owen, and how he'd wrap up Dr. STORY: Sandra Oh Departing ' Grey's Anatomy' After Season 10 (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter: Were you surprised to hear that Sandra Oh was leaving?
Kevin Mc Kidd: Sandra and I have been friends for as long as we've worked together, so I had a feeling it might be coming and that it was the right time for her.
STORY: ' Grey's Anatomy's' Kevin Mc Kidd: Cristina Will Help Owen Find His Person THR: Last we spoke, you mentioned Cristina will help Owen find his person to have kids with. Mc Kidd: It's all very new and nothing is set in stone.
Cristina Yang will always be Owen Hunt's person.
She loves him that much that she wants him to have that experience that he's always wanted to have. I'm sure somewhere in Shonda's mind she has some amazing ideas that are going to be fantastic.Selfishly, I was hoping and wishing she might make a different choice and decide to stay because I love working with her.I've had the great fortune and luck to be her acting partner and for her to be my acting partner for the last half a decade.Sandra has been my ultimate acting partner in my career -- and I've been fortunate to work with many great actors -- but Sandra is at the top of that list as a co-acting partner, and she'll remain at the top of my list for a long time to come.
THR: Do you think there's a potential for Owen and Cristina to stay together even after she exits the show? The only thing I'm sure of is I'm sure it will be a surprise.I remember when Kim Raver's Teddy left and Owen had to fire her.