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‘Quite possibly the last one I’ll play’: TV Legend Christina Applegate Has Lost Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis, Says ‘Dead To Me’ Will Be Her Final Project

Christina Applegate began her Hollywood career in 1987 as a child star. The actress continued to work in the entertainment industry and recently completed 35 years in Hollywood. She has starred in several tv shows and movies and is still active in the industry. The Sweetest Thing star will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 14 for her contribution to the industry. Applegate is also set to star in the upcoming final season of Dead to Me, which will premiere on Netflix this month.

Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate

In her recent interview with Variety, the Just Visiting star discussed her career and talked about working with multiple sclerosis. The actress also discussed that Dead to Me Season 3 could be her last acting job.

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Christina Applegate is Planning to Quit Acting

Christina Applegate is set to star in the upcoming season of Dead to Me. The black comedy first premiered on Netflix in 2019 and released its second season in May 2020. Soon after the release of the second season, Netflix renewed it for a third season. It is also the final season of Dead to Me.

In her recent interview with Variety, Applegate talked about her career and how she worked with multiple sclerosis while filming the third season of the Netflix show. The Samantha actor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021. The disease caused her to face a hard time filming the show. Applegate said, “I got diagnosed while we were working, and I had to call everybody and be like, “I have multiple sclerosis, guys. Like, what the f*ck!” 

Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate

The Dead to Me star shared that she could barely walk. But she could not just sit around while the makers plan to put an end to the show. Christina Applegate shared that there are people who love these characters and she wanted to give them closure.

The American star also shared that she is not sure if she can continue working with this disease. “And then, of course, Jen Harding is the one, who — who knows, quite possibly the last one I’ll play,” she said.  The 50-year-old star has shared that she has not watched the third season yet, and does not think she can watch it.

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Christina Applegate Got Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis While Working on Season 3

Dead to Me Season 3 is bringing back Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, and James Marsden in their respective roles from season 2.

Christina Applegate was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021. The Rocker actor found out about the disease while she was working on the third season of Dead to Me. She then informed everyone about it and they tried to figure out what she was capable of doing.

Applegate mentioned how the whole team was so helpful and supportive. When she told them she would not be able to get down the stairs, they changes the shoot accordingly. Netflix also allowed her to take a break to find better treatment for herself.

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in Dead to Me
Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in Dead to Me

The Up All Night star shared that she is still trying to figure out what she can do with this diagnosis. She wishes to work with people who will be as understanding as the team of Dead to Me. Applegate shared that she would definitely not be able to continue what she has been doing, as it takes so much work.

She also mentioned that she loves being there for her daughter and is spending most of her time with her currently.

Right now, I’m enjoying being a mother. I love being here for her 100% all the time — to take her to school, to pick her up from school, to be here for her homework, to make her dinner, to be here when she needs me,” Applegate shared.

Christina Applegate is set to star in Dead to Me Season 3, which will premiere on 17 November 2022. All the earlier seasons of the show are available to stream on Netflix.

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Source: PageSix

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