Christina Applegate is looking forward to the SAG Awards.
The 51-year-old “Married… with Children” star revealed that the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards this month will most likely be her last due to her Multiple Sclerosis disease.
“It’s probably my last awards show as an actor, so it’s kind of a big deal,” she said in a new profile for the Los Angeles Times.
The actress, who announced her diagnosis in 2021, also hinted that she might not act again in the future.
“Right now, I couldn’t imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and working on a set for 12 to 14 hours; I don’t have that in me,” she continued.
The 2023 SAGs will take place on February 26. For her role as Jen Harding in the Netflix comedy “Dead to Me,” Apple was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
Christina Applegate, however, has stated that she plans on “doing an s-t tonne of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter’s fed and we’re home.”
The “The Sweetest Thing” star was diagnosed with MS in 2021 and was filming the third and final season of the show when her condition became public.
She admitted that it was difficult to film scenes while sick and that she was “a wreck every day.”
“But the majority of that wreck would happen in my trailer by myself,” she admitted. “But there were times on set when I’d break down and say, ‘I can’t, we have to take a break, I need a half-hour,’ and everyone was so supportive that it was OK.”
The season premiered on the streaming service in November 2022, and she also revealed how difficult it was for her to see herself on screen.
“I don’t like seeing myself in pain,”Christina Applegate said. “I also gained 40 pounds as a result of inactivity and medications, and I didn’t look or feel like myself.”
There would even be times when she would watch episodes alone and would need to pause in order to collect herself because she became too emotional.
“At some point I was able to distance myself from my own ego, and realize what a beautiful piece of television it was,” she said. “All the scenes I wasn’t in were so much fun to see and experience for the very first time.”