• Christina Applegate has MS
  • She suffers tremendously from her illness
  • Her work on the set has strongly been influenced by it

Christina Applegate has to cope with another blow of fate after her cancer diagnosis. The actress made public in August 2021, that she also suffers from MS.

Christina Applegate's series is on hiatus

In a few days, the new season of Dead To Me will be released on Netflix, in which Christina Applegate portrays one of the main characters. However, the filming of the series had to be put on hold for several months due to her health condition.

It is not an easy time in the actress's life, as she revealed in a new interview with the New York Times: "I needed to process my loss of my life, my loss of that part of me. So I needed that time."

She will appear on the show for the first time as she is now. Because since her diagnosis, she has been severely physically limited. "I've gained 40 pounds, I can't walk without a cane. I want people to know that I'm very aware of all of this", explained Christina Applegate.

Christina Applegate had to be in a wheelchair

Filming the show was so strenuous for Christina that she had to use a wheelchair during takes.

Filming certain scenes was so emotionally difficult for her and fellow actress Linda Cardellini, as the new season deals with an illness.

"When Linda and I would do those scenes, it crushed us sometimes", said Christina. However, her colleague was a great help to her on the set and always supported her. "It was like having a mama bear", says Christina.

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Linda explains: "'Jen' and 'Judy' support each other, love each other, help each other through things. Linda and Christina, the same thing.“

Her MS continues to weigh heavily on Christina Applegate more than a year after diagnosis: "I will never accept this," says the actress.