You could say that Christina Applegate knows how to work a room—even a hospital room. When the actress was in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recovering from breast cancer surgery last year, her wicked sense of humor never failed her. This isn't the end of the world! That's for sure. Today Applegate is the picture of health and radiance. Her live-in boyfriend, musician Martyn Lenoble, 40, putters in the kitchen, and Tallulah, her dachshund-mini Doberman mix, naps on her lap.
The True Story Behind Christina Applegate's Double Mastectomy Scene in Netflix's 'Dead to Me’
Christina Applegate's Life After Breast Cancer
In case you need a refresh: The dark comedy follows Jen played by Applegate and Judy played by Cardellini after they meet at a grief support group. Although Applegate was interested in playing Jen, she felt her character was too tough to crack. Her solution? She asked the show's creator Liz Feldman if her character could have a double mastectomy. Feldman agreed. Here's how it plays out: In the show's fourth episode, Jen tells Judy that she had a double mastectomy after her mother died of breast cancer. That night it got heated and I hit him.
Christina Applegate: Why I had a double mastectomy
Spoiler alert! Contains details from the first season of Netflix's "Dead to Me," now streaming. In the fourth episode, Jen reveals to Judy that she preemptively had a double mastectomy after her mother died of breast cancer.
Christina Applegate is planning to undergo breast reconstruction. COM Sunday night, actress Christina Applegate stood in front of a crowd of her peers and millions of viewers at the 60th annual Emmy Awards. And I couldn't help wondering, how many of them were looking at her chest? A little over a month ago, the year-old star of Samantha Who?