Christina Applegate was overcome with emotion and cried as she appeared on stage to accept the awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series during Monday’s Emmy Awards telecast.
Applegate, who revealed in 2021 that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, received a standing ovation from the audience as she walked to the podium using a cane with the help of Emmy host Anthony Anderson.
On stage, Applegate listed some notable roles from her decades-long Hollywood career, including Kelly Bundy in Married…With Children and Samantha in Samantha Who? And she is Jen Harding from “Dead to Me.”
“But very few people probably know me from that debut film. I cry more than I’ve ever cried in Baby Bert Grisell’s ‘Days of Our Lives,'” she said. He talked about being credited on screen for the first time. From 1972.
Showing a photo of herself playing Baby Bert Grisell, Applegate cheerfully added, “It was a really groundbreaking role,” adding that throughout her career she’s “been able to play interesting, flawed, complex characters.” It was an honor,” he continued.
Applegate was also nominated for Monday’s show, winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in Netflix’s “Dead to Me,” and ultimately winning “Abbott Elementary” for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Quinta Brunson won the award.
In May 2023, Applegate revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that Dead to Me may be her last acting gig as she lives with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. He said no.
“I’ll probably never work in front of a camera again,” Applegate said at the time, adding that while she loved the cast and crew, working there was “a struggle.”
However, she always cherished the friendship she had with co-star Linda Cardellini, saying: If not the greatest human being I have ever known. ”