"Sometimes it would be me and 75 white people"

Killing Eve star Sandra Oh has criticised the UK for being “behind” the US in terms of diversity on film and TV sets.

In a discussion with Little Fires Everywhere star Kerry Washington for a piece on Variety, Oh said she was often the only Asian person set whilst filming the BBC’s Killing Eve.

“The UK, I’m not afraid to say, is behind. I’m not only the only Asian person on set – sometimes it changes, (it’s) very exciting when that does, someone comes on set,” Oh said.

“But the development of people behind the camera is very slow in the UK. I don’t know about the rest of Europe. Sometimes it would be me and 75 white people and I have not come from that,”

“I have not come from that in my film career, which has been much more independent, mostly working with women and women of colour.

“And my relationship with television – and in the United States – hasn’t necessarily been all white.”

Oh’s comments come two weeks after Killing Eve was being criticised for its lack of diversity in the writers room.

Last year, Oh won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her depiction of Eve Polastri in the show.

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