Christina Applegate surprised the 2023 Emmys to present the award for supporting actress in a comedy series to “The Bear” star Ayo Edebiri. Her appearance, which Variety had exclusively reported on last week, led to a massive standing ovation from the audience and prompted Applegate to get teary-eyed. She announced in August 2021 that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and largely stayed out of the spotlight until a few public appearances last year in support of the final season of “Dead to Me,” her popular Netflix comedy series for which she earned an Emmy nomination at this year’s show for outstanding actress in a comedy series.
“Thank you so much,” Applegate told the Emmys audience as they roared with applause. “Oh my god, you’re totally shaming me with disability by standing up. It’s fine…Body not by Ozempic. Okay, let’s go.”
As the audience continued to clap with each word Applegate said, she humorously fired back: “We don’t have to applaud every time I do something.”
In an interview with Variety ahead of last year’s Walk of Fame ceremony, Applegate said filming the final season of “Dead to Me” while battling MS was “hard as you would possibly think it would be.” The actor had to use a wheelchair to get to set. She told the L.A. Times that it took her months before she could watch the final season of the show.
“I don’t like seeing myself struggling,” Applegate…
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The post “Christina Applegate Cries at Emmys, Earns Standing Ovation” by Zack Sharf was published on 01/16/2024 by variety.com