"Right now, I couldn't imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set; I don't have that in me at this moment," the actress revealed.
Christina Applegate was accompanied by her favorite plus-one for the 2023 SAG Awards! The actress made an entry with her 12-year-old daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble, on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet, as per PEOPLE. Applegate shares Sadie Grace LeNoble with her husband Martyn LeNoble.
The pair donned coordinating mother-daughter ensembles: Applegate chose a floor-length velvet tuxedo dress with oversized lapels, while her daughter opted for a classic black double-breasted suit. Both mom and daughter wore their blonde hair in loose waves and donned boots by Dr. Martens.
Applegate accessorized her sleek look with the cane she carries due to multiple sclerosis, which affects her balance. She accessorized the cane with stickers that included the letters "F U MS." Applegate added a dash of whimsy with her manicure. With her nail polish, she paid tribute to her Dead to Me character and co-star Linda Cardellini's character, Judy, by writing both names on her nails.
Applegate, 51, is nominated at this year's award show for her role in Netflix's Dead to Me. Her nomination, for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series, comes after the final season of the show, where she starred as Jen. She's been nominated for this role twice in previous years but she has not won the award.
This particular award show will be memorable for the actress, as she said it'll probably be her last as an actor, following her MS diagnosis. "It's my last awards show as an actor probably, so it's kind of a big deal," Applegate told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published earlier this month.
She added, "Right now, I couldn't imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set; I don't have that in me at this moment." Though she is stepping away from acting, she told the outlet that she's not leaving Hollywood completely. "Doing a s— ton of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter's fed and we're homed," she said of her next move.
Just a fun fact, the suit my kid is wearing was Scott Weiland’s suit from one of his solo album covers. Scott gave my husband, Martyn, that suit long ago in the glorious 90’s Also we were quite a pair last night. She fractured her ankle this week, hence the boot, and me…MS pic.twitter.com/5rqv7d4chb— christina applegate (@1capplegate) January 17, 2023
Applegate also had her nails beautifully painted for her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony last November. That time she went with "F U MS" on her nails. Ahead of last month's Critics' Choice Awards, Applegate said that she was "nervous but grateful" to be invited. Following her MS diagnosis, which she revealed in 2021, the actress has been open about the challenges she faced. When it came to filming the final season of Dead to Me, though, she said it brought her peace.
Barefoot. For some with MS the feeling of shoes may hurt or make us feel off balance. So today I was me. Barefoot pic.twitter.com/eJBGg1Wyug— christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 15, 2022
"I've probably been going through grief and trauma my whole life, and acting was the place that I got to go to not feel it, you know?" she said, noting that she used acting to avoid dealing with past breakups, trauma, deaths, and breast cancer.
"The beauty of Dead to Me is that it gave me almost this weird platform of dealing with it. And it was, like, me. It was my soul actually falling apart, unfortunately, in front of the world, but it was cathartic in a beautiful way," she added.
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