Christina Applegate recently shared how the last season of Netflix’s Dead to meAfter her 2021 MS diagnosis, the two of them came together. The actress was determined to finish the project—on her own terms.
Applegate’s MS Diagnosis
Applegate revealed her MS diagnosis via Twitter in August 2021. However, she kept a sense humor about it all.
Many fans assumed the actress wouldn’t return for the third and final season of Dead to meShe starred in the movie, where she was paired with Linda Cardellini. However, In an interview with the New York TimesApplegate sharedShe is determined to complete the third season.
Applegate Wants To Finish Netflix Show ‘On My Terms’
“I had an obligation to Liz [Feldman, Dead To Me’s creator] and to Linda, to our story,” Applegate explained. “The powers that be were like, ‘Let’s just stop. We don’t need to finish it. Let’s put a few episodes together.’ I said, ‘No. We’re going to do it, but we’re going to do it on my terms.’”
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The show’s production was already put on pause to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Applegate shared that this break was really important for her. “There was the sense of, ‘Well, let’s get her some medicine so she can get better.’ And there is no better,”She shared. “But it was good for me. I needed to process my loss of my life, my loss of that part of me. So I needed that time.”
Applegate: ‘This Is the First Time Anyone’s Going To See Me The Way I Am’
The actress spoke out about the many changes she experienced when she returned to set. She had to use a wheelchair and was assisted by a crew member to hold her legs off camera for certain shots.
“This is the first time anyone’s going to see me the way I am,”Applegate spoke of her new normal. “I put on 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know that I am very aware of all of that.”
She continued: “I’m sure that people are going to be, like, ‘I can’t get past [the changes].’ Fine, don’t get past it, then. But hopefully people can get past it and just enjoy the ride and say goodbye to these two girls.” Applegate’s openness about her MS journey has been inspiring for many around the world, and her fans can’t wait to see the last season of Dead to me.