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Sandra Oh has busy summer plans
By LINDA MASSARELLA, Special to QMI Agency


Sandra Oh (AFP photo)

Sandra Oh can't stand not working.

Last summer was the first time in seven years the Grey's Anatomy actress did not have an extra film or TV shoot set up during the ABC hit show's four-month summer hiatus.

"Sandra tried to take a summer off last year, but it drove her nuts," said an ABC source who has worked with the Canadian actress on the medical drama since it began airing in 2005.

This year, Oh left nothing to chance.

When shooting of Grey's wrapped earlier this month, the 41-year-old immediately shed her doctor's scrubs and began getting into character for her summer gig: Playing a phone sex worker.

"Sandra was talking about the movie and she's in a good mood about it," said the source. "She was like, 'Yeah, I only have to take a few weeks off before I get to work again.' "

Oh, and her pal actress/writer Nia Vardalos, are heading to Vardalos' hometown of Winnipeg in July to shoot 33 Liberty Lane. It's a film penned by Canadian writer Stephen Ayres about three down-on-their-luck, middle-aged ladies who find work in the phone sex industry and also stars British actress Emily Watson.

Oh, who shies away from most interviews, has admitted in the past that she tends to be a workaholic.

"I work very hard, sometimes too much, at my job because I love it so much," she has said.

Since being cast as Dr. Cristina Yang, one of the leads in Grey's, Oh has spent her summers starring in 14 movies/videos and six different TV series.

That's a lot of work!

The roles included the part of Gaby in the 2010 Nicole Kidman film, Rabbit Hole; Mrs. Meacham in Ramona and Beezus; Judy Tokuda in Hard Candy, which also starred Ellen Page; and voiced Dr. Doofenshmirtz's girlfriend in Phineas and Ferb.

There's only one other cast member who works as much.

"Patrick Dempsey has itchy feet, too," said the ABC source.

Yes. Patrick Dempsey (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Maid of Honor, Enchanted, Freedom Writers, etc.) has itchy feet, too.

THE NEXT GREAT ONE? It's proven quite easy to get Twitter followers if you throw up a picture of yourself half naked or spread-eagled on a Las Vegas lounge chair.

Look at what happened to Paulina Gretzky's account -- up by tens of thousands of followers since the 23-year-old daughter of Wayne Gretzky started blasting sexy photos of herself.

So what about her bro, Trevor?

Trevor actually has a job -- and a sexy one at that: He's an infielder with the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

Yet, the 20-year-old pro athlete has a mere 4,800 followers -- about 100,000 less than his unemployed sister. Why aren't people flocking to his account?

Well, it seems Trevor is a chip off the old Canadian conservative block.

The only images Trevor posts are of himself fully dressed in uniform or of his teammates. OK, there is one image of a Hostess Twinkie.

What a way to work the Internet!

 

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