Christina Applegate (50) was diagnosed with MS last summer, but was determined to complete the recording of “Dead To Me” despite significant challenges.
The actress is unable to walk without a stick, and has gained almost 20 kilograms in the last year.
She said this in an interview with The New York Times.
– I want people to know that I am aware of these things, she tells the newspaper.
Refused to drop the series
On November 17, Applegate will appear in the third and final season of the drama series “Dead To Me” on Netflix. She was in the middle of recording when I found out last August that she was you have multiple sclerosis (MS).
MS is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which the body’s immune system attacks tissues of the brain and spinal cord.
Christina Applegate reveals her illness
The actor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Thus, there was an abrupt five-month pause to start treatment. But it was very important to get Applegate back in business.
– The others said that we can only give up and that we don’t have to finish the series. It was just about collecting some of the footage loops we had left before. But I said no. I wanted to continue, but on my terms, Applegate explains.
– There is no “improvement”
At that time, Applegate asked Respect privacy While I absorbed the news of the diagnosis. She is now ready to talk about the operation.
The actor states that it was difficult when those around him did not realize the seriousness.
The situation was like, “Let’s get her some medicine, so she’ll get better.” But there is no such thing as an “improvement”. I will never accept this. Admit I am damned.
Today, Applegate wishes she had earlier seen the signs that not everything was as it should have been. Among other things, she had major problems with her balance in a dance scene during the recording of the first season.
– But how do I know? ask herself.
After a hiatus of almost half a year, the American TV star realized that she needed.
I needed to digest the loss in life, that part of me is gone. But it’s not like I’ve gone through it and now feel, “Woohu, I’m fine,” she adds.
While filming the final season of “Dead To Me,” Applegate was transported to and from the location in a wheelchair. She had to lean against a door or a wall whenever the situation required her to stand upright.
The 50-year-old has not yet decided if she wants to watch the final season, because it can be very painful.
She says she is prepared for the fact that TV viewers may feel that their experience has been somewhat spoiled by her role as a lead actress being curtailed.
– Whether they hate it, whether they like it – or whether the only thing they can think of is: Look at that paralyzed person, then anyway, I can’t do anything about it. But I hope people get past that and stay happy to say yes to these two girls, says Applegate of herself and her opponent Linda Cardellini (47).
they both hit
Christina Applegate was diagnosed with MS three years after her acting colleague Selma Blair (50)Who played her in the movie “The Sweetest Thing” in 2002.
Blair has also been open about the new life, which recently led her to Withdraw from the American “Do We Dance”..
MS usually affects young adults, and the average age when the disease first appears is about 30 years. MS occurs somewhat more often in women than in men.
to me Major medical encyclopedias It has 11,000 people in Norway MS.
Applegate had suffered from a serious illness before. In 2008 I got Breast cancer and removal of both breasts.
This 50-year-old, who began his career as a teenager, is known among other things for the role of Kelly Bundy in “Married…With Children” (“Our Worst Years)”. She has also appeared in comedies such as “Bad Moms”, “Anchorman” and “Hall Pass”.
On the movie website IMDb.com Applegate is now listed only with one new project, the movie “You Time is Up”, the filming of which has not yet begun.
In private life, Applegate marries a Dutch guitarist Martin Lobel (53)They have an 11-year-old daughter.
Flashback to Applegate’s role in the 2014 movie “Anchorman”:
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