PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Lidia Aviles
was not shocked to hear the news that Sandra Oh, star on ABCs 'Grey's Anatomy' was leaving after this upcoming season. After 10 seasons of extreme popularity, Oh joins a long list of prominent stars to exit the series.
In a recent article
on hollywoodreporter.com, Shonda Rhimes, creator of the hit series, discussed the next season and Oh's departure. She said that her exit presents new challenges, but that the show is expected to continue on without the star.
Rhimes is quoted saying, "It was one of those things where I so wished it wasn't true for many reasons. For me as a human being, I love spending time with Sandra, and as a writer, writing for Sandra is one of the best things that's ever happened to me. ... I know that it's time for her to have new challenges. I get to have new challenges all the time because I get to create other shows, but she doesn't get to do that, so I fully understood it."
Actors leave shows for a variety of reasons, but when a show amasses fame and success like Grey's Anatomy has done for nine seasons, fans are often shocked to see a character leave. When deciding to leave, actors often consult with managers and talent agents who are evaluating their additional outside opportunities. Deciding to leave is not an easy decision to make, especially when a show is wildly successful."
"It really is a fine line," Aviles said. "I often advise my successful clients to move on when they feel that staying will create a greater burden later on. Sometimes we advise an actor to move on to avoid future typecasting and other times an actor is just ready for a new challenge."
Agents often point to Katherine Heigl, who also left Grey's Anatomy while the show was gaining popularity. She found success as a leading lady in romantic comedies and used her success in the show to catapult her from the television screen to the silver screen.
Actors often leave shows or franchises because they feel the character has stunted them professionally. Despite enjoying their colleagues and storylines, after a certain duration, many actors simply feel as if the character has become part of them and they no longer are growing in their careers. Other times, actors leave hit shows because for reasons completely unrelated to their professional aspirations. Consider Michael J. Fox, who left his job on 'Spin City' to fight a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and raise funds for researchers studying the illness.
When actors choose to leave their jobs for whatever the reason, it is often after thoughtful discussion with family, friends and agents. Lidia Aviles regularly consults with her clients on the best times to make career shifts and find new opportunities to grow.
is an author, artist, actress, entrepreneur and talent manager. She gives 100 percent to every venture and finds them all uniquely rewarding. She founded Sparkles Global, a talent agency, and serves as the company's CEO. Aviles hopes to encourage up and coming talent to follow their dreams in the industry and works tirelessly to ensure their success.