Christina Applegate is anticipating the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards with conflicted emotions.
The forthcoming SAG Awards, according to the actress from the movie Dead to Me, will likely be her last because she is still dealing with the condition’s symptoms. MS was identified as her ailment in 2021.
According to Applegate, 51, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times that was published on Tuesday, it’s kind of a huge thing because it’s likely to be her last awards ceremony as an actor.
I don’t have it in me right now to get up at five in the morning and work on a set for 12 to 14 hours, she continued.
Applegate is up for an award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series for her role as Jen Harding in the Netflix comedy. She has been nominated for SAG six times overall.
The LA Times reports that although Applegate no longer intends to pursue acting, she does have voice-over work in mind as her next step in her career. I’m doing a s— ton of voice-overs to earn some money so that my daughter is fed and we can stay at home, she said.
Just two years after being told she had multiple sclerosis, Applegate made her remarks. She was filming the third and final season of Dead to Me at the time, so she had to take a break from production to obtain treatment.
In an interview with The Times, the actress lauded the “amazing” ensemble, the creator of the program, and her co-stars, saying that they were “Jen and Judy united into a person, in the most perfect and lovely way possible.” She was making reference to the friendship that existed between her character and Judy Hale played by Linda Cardellini.
Every day, I was a complete disaster, but Applegate admitted that most of that mess would occur in her trailer by herself. When I would lose it on set, though, and announce, “I can’t, we have to take a break, I need a half-hour,” everyone would be so understanding that it was OK.
Applegate also talked about how difficult it was to watch the third season after it became available on Netflix.
I don’t like to see myself struggle, she remarked. In addition, I gained 40 pounds from medication and idleness, which rendered me physically and aesthetically unrecognizable. She watched by herself, halting sometimes when the pain became intolerable. Eventually, I was able to extricate myself from my ego and realize what a beautiful piece of television that was. Seeing and being a part of any scene that wasn’t my first time was such a thrill.
Applegate reflected on filming the show in a November interview with Variety, describing it as “as hard as you would ever think it would be.”
She said, “It’s about discovering what I’m capable of accomplishing,” in reference to her acting career. “I’ve just just begun working on this. It takes time to comprehend this illness and the reasons why the symptoms manifest. I’m only beginning with all of this. I’m trying to understand it and mourn the person I used to be at the same time. They won’t treat me like a princess and won’t be as polite as my set if I say, “Look, I can only work five hours.”
The actress, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 14, stated that she is seeking “a place that will permit me to [work] five hours if I’m not the star” and that taking the lead role in a film may no longer be a possibility.
“I’m unable to finish the work I just started. The 12-year-old daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble, whom she shares with her husband Martyn LeNoble, is currently the focus of her attention, she continued, “Truly, it was very terrible.
I’m fairly certain that this was it, you know. Who knows, though; I’m sure I’ll develop a dislike for spending time by myself in my room. I want to develop, manufacture, and build stuff, she continued. I just need to act on the ideas I have because I have so many.