Christina Applegate broke down in tears after receiving an emotional standing ovation when she appeared on stage at this year’s Emmys.
The ‘Dead To Me’ actress was introduced by host Anthony Anderson as a woman who ‘grew up on TV,’ adding that she was also an ‘Emmy winner and a nominee again tonight.’
People in the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles cheered as Applegate walked on stage sporting a red, velvet dress.
Applegate used her walking stick as Anderson helped her to the stage.
Moved by the emotional standing ovation, she buried her head in Anderson’s shoulders and burst into tears.
She then said in tears: “Thank you so much. Oh my god, you’re totally shaming me [and my] disability by standing up.”
The actress then joked: “It’s fine. OK. Body not by Ozempic. OK let’s go.”
Applegate, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021, mentioned some of her popular knows, including Samantha in Samantha Who?, Jen Harding in Dead to Me, and Kelly Bundy in Married… with Children, before sharing her debut role.
“I’m gonna cry more than I’ve been crying,” the actress said, telling viewers that she landed her ‘breakout role’ as a baby on Days of Our Lives.
She continued: “It’s been an honor to play funny, flawed, [and] complex characters like the women nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”
In an interview with the New York Times, Applegate opened up about her condition and said that she was still filming the final season of Dead To Me.
“There was the sense of, ‘Well, let’s get her some medicine so she can get better,’” she expressed.
“And there is no better. 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.”
But she added that she had a ‘duty’ to her work.
“If people hate it, if people love it, if all they can concentrate on is, ‘Ooh, look at the cripple,’ that’s not up to me,” Applegate added.
“But hopefully people can get past it and just enjoy the ride and say goodbye to these two girls.”
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