Christina Applegate gets emotional during her speech of Hollywood Walk of Fame induction
On Monday, Christina Applegate was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, only days after saying that she was considering “Dead to Me” her last acting job.
Applegate had not been seen in public since August of 2021, when she was informed of her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. As a memento, she painted the words “fu MS” in black nail polish on each of her fingers.
Applegate praised her agents for sticking with her for the previous 28 years in her acceptance speech, remarking on the unusual longevity of their working relationship. If something goes wrong, she and her agent are “going down” together, as she put it, because her mother “used to say changing agents is like changing deck chairs on the Titanic, but (she’s) stuck with (hers).
Applegate, too, became emotional when expressing gratitude to everyone who had shown support, notably her daughter, whom she referred to as “the most important” person in her life.
Sadie, she said, “Thank you for standing beside me for all of this,” She then joked about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis “Oh, by the way, I have a disease. Did you not notice? I’m not even wearing shoes!”
As she accepted the award, Applegate spoke about how much receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame means to her.
“I’ve had a really interesting life, but the life started as being a little girl waiting in line to see the first ‘Star Wars’ on this very street, in that very theater, and looking at these things going, ‘Who are these people? What did they do? Did they do something right? Did they do something wrong? Whatever it is, I want one,'” Applegate said . “‘I effing want one!’ I was five years old. This day means more to me than you could possibly imagine.”
“Humility, humor, fortitude, grace, bravery, I’ve watched you wear it all. You have been high on my list of life’s teachers since you were 16,” Katey Sagal further stated “I watched you maneuver the world you found yourself in with maturity beyond your years. Your family health challenges, through some really bad boyfriends, some incredible teenage choices, I watched you. I watched you grow, and no matter what, you kept showing up, for yourself, but also most definitely for those that you loved.”
Sagal said, “”I’ve seen you, at the high highs with love and enormous success, coupled with extreme challenges, but you came in with those shoulders and you bear the weight, and you bend, and you don’t break, Your humility and your reverence allows all of us to bend with you.”