“Oh, by the way, I’m sick, didn’t you notice? I don’t even wear shoes… You’re supposed to laugh about it!”
Christina Applegate She just earned a well-deserved milestone – her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The “Dead to Me” star has made a huge comeback in the spotlight at the event, after being diagnosed with MS, which she revealed publicly in August 2021. Before the ceremony, she told the New York Times that it would be “the first time anyone has gone to see me.” As I am,” as she opened up about how her life has changed since her diagnosis.
She said before the event, “I gained 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know I’m aware of all of that.”
The first person to speak at the Applegate party was “married with children” K . actorscome sagal and David Faustino.
“I just want to say I’m really honored to be a part of history making the day,” said Faustino, who recalled his first encounter with Applegate during auditions for the show. “The next 10 years were a wild ride. Christina and I really are like brother and sister, to this day.”
“Thank you for inspiring me to be fearless and to truly strive for it, I love you,” he continued, thanking Applegate for being there for him when he recently lost his mother as well. “I am so proud of your work body,” he said, before praising her “powerful” performance in “Dead to Me” and thanking her for introducing him to his “spiritual community” and changing his life.
When Sagal took the microphone, she celebrated Christina for being “so famous,” before praising Applegate’s modesty, sense of humor, grace, and fortitude. [and] Courage” and telling her she’s been “on top of my list of life teachers since you were 16.”
She continued, “You know, my dear, some of us come into this life and require broad shoulders because what comes to us needs support to bear. Wide enough to accommodate what appears.” “I’ve seen you, the heights of love and tremendous success combined with extreme challenges, but you come with these shoulders and bear the weight and bend and not break.”
She added, before concluding her speech: “And your humility and contempt allows us all to bow to you, and I still love you, laugh with you, and learn from you… I love the fact that to this day, you still call me mom. I love you so much baby, you’re not alone, we love you.” “.
Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman went on to call Applegate “the lioness” on set and “the den mother of all,” who was always on the lookout for everyone in the cast. She described Applegate as one of the funniest people she knows, a comedic genius and “one of the greatest actors of our generation”.
Linda Cardellini, the Applegate “Dead to Me” actress, became emotional when she took to the stage, saying that she immediately fell for the show when she learned that Christina was hooked. She continued, “She’s one of the greats,” saying she’s made Applegate’s “friend for life,” “has an amazing ability to make you feel right at home” and “treats everyone with respect.”
She continued, “She’s also a hero to anyone you love. At some of my weakest moments, she hugged me, looked me in the eye and said, ‘I got you, we got this.'” And you believe her, because she’s exactly the person you want in your corner. A friend and a loyal, honest and generous person.”
Next, Applegate climbed onto the podium, walked with a cane and with the support of Sagal, who helped her raise it. “It’s Katie who steals the thunder and is behind me,” Christina joked as she began speaking.
“I can’t stand it for long, so I’m going to thank the people I really need to thank. First of all, for my family who spoke here today, you are everything to me. I love that I started with you guys and business people who spoke,” she said of her co-workers and entrepreneurs who spoke. My people, you are my love.”
She then thanked her agent and the rest of her team before heading to her family.
Turning to her daughter, she said, “Finally, the most important person in this world is my daughter. You are so much more than that, you are so much more than you know.” “You are so beautiful and kind and loving and smart and fun and I am happy every day to wake up and take you to your school. You are everything to me. Thank you for standing by my side through all of this – oh by the way I’m sick didn’t you notice I don’t even wear shoes you’re supposed to laugh at me that!
Also in attendance were Applegate’s mother, husband Martin Lenoble, 11-year-old daughter Sadie – who posed for photos wearing a face mask – Amanda Pierce and her “Sweetest Thing” husband Selma Blair, who also has MS.