Christina Applegate Says She ‘Probably Won’t Be Working On-Camera Again’ After MS Diagnosis

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The actress was diagnosed with MS in 2021, while she was filming dead to methe third and final season of

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Christina Applegate Doesn't see herself returning to TV and films after that Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis,

discusses the impact of the disabling neurological illness on her everyday in an interview with Vanity Fair published on Thursday married with Children The alum suggested that a chapter in her decades-long acting career had ended, explaining that she had no plans to return to the screen.

“I'm probably never going to work on-camera again,” Applegate, 51, said, praising the experience of working with Linda Cardellini on Netflix. dead to meWhich started its third and final season in November 2022.

“Ping-pong is a lot more fun when the other person is as good as you are,” she said. “…I'm so glad I went out with someone who is by far the greatest actress I've worked with in my entire life, if not the greatest human being I've ever known.”

Applegate was diagnosed with MS in August 2021, while she was filming dead to meThe third season of

multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord – and can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling and thinking. Symptoms include: numbness, tremors or lack of coordination. MS varies from case to case, with some people living with only minor problems and others becoming severely disabled.

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Sayeed Adani/Netflix Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in 'Dead to Me'

Sayeed Adani/Netflix Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in ‘Dead to Me'

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After his diagnosis, dead to me Production halted so Applegate could begin treatment. When the finally ended, the actress spoke out Diversity about the future of her career in November 2022, revealing that ending the show with her traits “it's going to be harder than you think,

Regarding his acting future, he said, “It's about what I'm capable of.” “I am very new to this right now. It takes time to find out about this disease, and find out what is bringing the symptoms. I am just a newbie to all this. So I am trying to find out ” — and I'm also in mourning for the person I was. I have to find a place that's as sweet as my set, where they won't think I'm a diva like, ‘Hey, I can only work for five hours.'”

She further explained that she was “looking for a place that would allow me [work five hours] if I'm not the star,” and that starring in something might be off the table in the future. I mean, it was Therefore tough,” she said.

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Leon Bennett / Getty Christina Applegate

Leon Bennett/Getty Christina Applegate

“Right now, I can't stand the thought of getting up at 5 in the morning and spending 12 to 14 hours on set,” she said told Los Angeles Times in February. “I don't have that right now.”

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Still, Applegate — who shares 12-year-old Sadie Grace with husband Martin Lenoble — isn't shying away from business entirely. as he explained LA TimesShe imagines herself “doing a lot of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure my daughter is fed and we're home.”

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“I can't even imagine going on set right now,” she said. Vanity Fair Last week. “It's a progressive disease. I don't know if I'm going to get worse. I can do voiceover stuff because I have to support my family and keep my mind working,” she said.

And that's not it. “Who knows – I'll probably get bored living in my room. I want to develop stuff, I want to build stuff,” she said Diversity, “I have a lot of ideas in my head, and I need to execute them.”

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