Actress Christina Applegate has made a heart-wrenching announcement that she’s done with acting in front of a camera.
The Emmy award-winning star, who has had a successful career spanning decades opened up about her decision while filming the final season of the Netflix dramedy, Dead to Me, which she starred in alongside Linda Cardellini.
Multiple sclerosis diagnosis forces Christina Applegate to say goodbye to acting in front of a camera in a heart-wrenching announcement.
Applegate revealed to Vanity Fair that she has been struggling with multiple sclerosis and that this progressive disease has made it difficult for her to imagine going back to a film set. She explained that she can no longer keep up with the demands of working in front of a camera, but she’s thankful for the experience of working with Linda Cardellini, who she describes as the greatest actress she has ever worked with.
For Applegate, it’s time to explore new horizons in the world of acting and she’s considering voiceover work as an alternative. The Samantha Who? alum hopes to keep her brain working and to support her family by doing voiceover work.
Despite her decision to step away from acting in front of a camera, Applegate is not leaving the entertainment industry altogether. In 2022, it was announced that an animated series based on Married with Children, the popular Fox sitcom that aired from 1987 to 1997 is in the works. Applegate is set to reprise her role as Kelly Bundy, one of the show’s most beloved characters.
Applegate says that all four of the original cast members including Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal and David Faustino are attached to the project and she’s eagerly waiting to see how it develops. this could be the perfect opportunity for Applegate to keep her acting career alive while also taking care of her health.
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As fans of Applegate, we wish her all the best and hope that she continues to thrive in whatever direction she chooses to take. It takes a lot of courage to make a decision like this, and we respect and admire her for it. Thank you Christina Applegate for bringing so much joy and entertainment to our lives and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for you.