"But who knows — I'm probably gonna get real bored of being in my room," the star said.
It's possible that Christina Applegate might be bidding farewell to her acting career. The actress was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while filming the third and final season of Netflix's Dead to Me. In a recent interview with Variety, Applegate spoke about her career, how she's dealing with MS, and the chances of Dead to Me being her last acting gig in a leading role. When asked whether Jen Harding would be her final lead role, she responded: "I don't know. I'm pretty convinced that this was it, you know?"
November 17 on Netflix Enjoy pic.twitter.com/gqMuCfuiJi— christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 2, 2022
However, the Bad Moms star hasn't made any definitive decisions yet. She said, "I'm just a newbie to all of this. I'm trying to figure it out – and I'm also in mourning for the person that I was." The celeb added that she would like to continue working in the entertainment industry in some capacity. "I'm probably gonna get real bored of being in my room. I'd like to develop stuff, I'd like to produce stuff. I've got a lot of ideas in my mind, and I just need to get them executed," Applegate said. "I have to find a place that's as loving as my set was, where they won't think I'm a diva by saying, 'Hey, I can only work five hours,'" she added.
Yup Incredibly honored. https://t.co/ILwPAx02DM— christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 3, 2022
Women's friendships have always been at the center of Dead to Me and the show's final season will emphasize this theme even more. When the series came to an end, Applegate said, "it kind of became profound in its own sense. It was really Linda and I talking to each other a lot. Moments that were real." The new season also marks Applegate's first appearance on television since her MS diagnosis.
Meanwhile, the 50-year-old will make her debut in public "as a disabled person" on Monday when her pandemic-delayed Hollywood Walk of Fame star is unveiled. Applegate described it as the fulfillment of "a lifelong dream" born out of waiting in line as a young girl to see movies on Hollywood Boulevard. "I remember going, 'I want to have one of these!'" she recalled. "My whole childhood was like that — wow, these stars."
The star also revealed that her 11-year-old daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble, is the current focus of her attention. "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," she said. "That's kind of what I missed out on for a while. And she's very happy to have me here."
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