After MS Diagnosis, Christina Applegate Reunites With ‘Married’ Co-Stars At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony
On Monday, Christina Applegate received the 2,740th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The day was declared “Christina Applegate Day in Hollywood.”
“Christina and I are truly like brother and sister even to this day,” Faustino, Applegate’s on-screen brother, said. “Thank you for inspiring me to be fearless and really go for it.”
Sagal, Applegate’s on-screen mother, joined Faustino’s praise saying, “I love you so much, my sweetheart. You’re not alone. We’re all here. We love you.”
Applegate took to the podium herself, making an emotional speech thanking her family, friends and daughter.
“The most important person in this world is my daughter,” she said. “You are so much more than even you know. You are my everything.”
Applegate said she has wanted a Hollywood star ever since she was five years old waiting in line for a showing of the first Star Wars in a theater on the Walk of Fame.
“This day means more to me than you could possibly imagine,” she said.
Dead to Me co-star Linda Cardellini and show creator Liz Feldman also spoke on behalf of Applegate.
“She is an absolutely brilliant actor,” Feldman said. “She is a comic genius, and one of the greatest actors of her generation.”
Cardellini said, “I had loved her in everything I had ever seen her in,” and was the main reason why Cardellini decided to take her Dead to Me role.
The appearance was Applegate’s first since her announcement in August that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Applegate joked about her disease during her speech.
“Oh, by the way I have a disease. Did you not notice? I’m not even wearing shoes,” she said. “You’re supposed to laugh at that.”
After pausing production of Dead to Me so Applegate could seek treatment for M.S., the third season is set to premiere on November 17.
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