“Being Asian means I’m a master at deflecting praise”

Sandra Oh celebrated her one year anniversary of US citizenship during her SNL debut

Sandra Oh marked her SNL debut by celebrated her one year anniversary as a US citizen.

In her opening monologue, Oh thanked her friends and family. However, unlike her previous Golden Globe moving speech in which she emotionally thanked her parents, Oh deliberately did not thank them on SNL.

“I just want to say hi to all my friends and family except my parents,” she said. “They don’t watch the show because they’re older and this show comes on at the same time as going to sleep.”

The Killing Eve star went on to reflect on her year. “I’ve been having a good year or so people tell me,” she said. “It’s hard for me to accept compliments because I’m Canadian and in Canada, you cannot brag.”

She added that her Asian culture also prevents her from bragging. “Being Asian means I’m a master at deflecting praise.”

At this point, Oh revealed that she has been an American citizen for one year. “I would like to share that it’s actually my one-year anniversary of becoming an American citizen,” she said.

Oh then said how she was trying to adapt to becoming American. “I love Americans. You are direct and confident and now that I’m an Asian Canadian American, I am trying to learn a thing or two about, you know, tooting my own horn.”

She then brought on Leslie Jones to help her confidently introduce the show.