Christina Applegate Hints at Retirement, Says SAG Awards Will Probably Be “Last Awards Show as an Actor”

Christina Applegate may have already taken her final bow.

The actress, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the spring of 2021, hinted that her decades-long acting career might be over.

“Right now, I couldn’t imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set,” Applegate told the Los Angeles Times Feb. 7. “I don’t have that in me at this moment.”

In January, Applegate earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination for her portrayal of Jen Harding on the third and final season of Netflix’s Dead to Me—and she further insinuated that the Feb. 26 ceremony could act as a symbolic final chapter.

“It’s my last awards show as an actor probably,” Applegate revealed, “so it’s kind of a big deal.”

However, the Married…with Children alum isn’t planning on completely leaving the entertainment industry behind. Applegate—who shares daughter Sadie Grace, 12, with husband Martyn LeNoble—said she envisions herself “doing a s–t ton of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter’s fed and we’re homed.”