In a report from the variety.com it came to known that Christina Applegate had to overcome many negative emotions as a consequence of starring in Netflix’s series, Dead To Me. Christina, who also works as one of the show’s executive producers, said to Variety that filming Dead To Me had a serious effect on her psychological and physical health.
During the filming of a scene where Applegate performs a dance routine inspired by Fosse. The actress said she had been in “traction for a week” because she hadn’t danced in probably ten years before that day. The 47-year-old actress said to Variety that her “old” body simply can’t do it anymore.
The actress stated, “Jen, my character, is grieving in the worst way possible, but that’s her way,”. Applegate told the outlet that people shouldn’t have a limit in terms of how they grieve or feel deep distress due to a certain thing; there has to be an expression of that negative emotion, and it’s best if individuals have a support system that doesn’t judge them.
As to the preparation for her role in this Netflix series, Applegate said to Variety that she had to tap into some old trauma, including one incident in which she endured a personal loss. In fact, she also told that she had to get therapy after filming because it was taking its toll on her everyday life.
Christina believes that healing from past traumas, despite the stigma, is a really “beautiful thing” and she’s proud that she managed to figure it all out. This character in Dead to me is a stark contrast since her performance in Anchorman alongside Will Ferrell.