The actress, who revealed her MS diagnosis in August 2021, is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “Dead to Me.”
Christina Applegate prepares to hit the red carpet at her first award show since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021.
Earlier this week, the actress took to Twitter to share her thoughts on attending the 2023 Critics’ Choice Awards this coming Sunday. Applegate, 51, is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “Dead to Me.”
“So this Sunday will be the first awards show I’ve been to since 2019,” he wrote. “And first since MS. NERVOUS! But thanks to @CriticsChoice for including me.”
A day earlier, Applegate took to Twitter to express her gratitude to the Screen Actors Guild for her nomination at the 2023 SAG Awards in which she also received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for “Dead to Me.” from Netflix. “
“Thank you @SAGawards for this nomination today!” she wrote. “I have been a proud member of this union since 1975. I had an incredibly difficult year and today this made me smile. Much love to my teammates and to my sweet Jean Smart and the other amazing ladies I walk with.”
The official Netflix Twitter account responded to Applegate’s tweet, writing, “SO WELL DESERVED,” to which she replied, “Thank you for letting us make this show. It was the experience of a lifetime xo.”
The Critics’ Choice Awards and SAG Awards nominations mark the third time Applegate has been recognized by organizations for her role as Jen in “Dead to Me.” She was previously nominated for seasons 1 and 2 in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
In August 2021, Applegate revealed that she had been diagnosed with MS and has been very open about her experience with the disease in interviews ahead of the release of the third and final season of “Dead to Me,” which hit Netflix in November.
In her profile with the NYT in November, the “Married with Children” alum said she had signs of multiple sclerosis years earlier, including once losing her balance while filming a dance scene for season 1 of “Dead to Me.” .
I wish I had paid attention. But who was I to know? she said.
After Applegate received her diagnosis, production on “Dead to Me” season 3 was halted for about five months so that treatment could begin.
“There was a feeling of, ‘Well, let’s give him a medicine so he can get better,'” he told the NY Times. “And there’s nothing better. But it was good for me. I needed to process the loss of my life, the loss of that part of me. So I needed that time.”
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“Although it’s not like I’ve made it to the other side, like, ‘Woohoo, I’m totally fine,'” he said. “Acceptance? No. I’m never going to accept this. I’m angry.”
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It can affect the flow of information from the brain to the body, although it manifests itself differently in different patients, and is incurable.
Despite her illness, the Emmy winner said she was determined to finish filming the show, noting that she felt she “had an obligation” to show creator Liz Feldman and co-star Linda Cardellini.
“The powers that be were saying, ‘Let’s stop. We don’t need to finish it. Let’s put some episodes together,'” he recalled. “I said, ‘No. We’ll do it, but we’ll do it on my terms.'”