Starring in a new TV series came as a surprise to Christina Applegate.
Appearing with her “Dead to Me” co-star Linda Cardellini on SiriusXM, Applegate was asked by host Jessica Shaw about her semi-retirement to star in the new Netflix show.
“I was the most frustrating client to my agents and managers for the past six years,” the 47-year-old said, explaining that she turned down most roles in order to spend time raising her kids.
In fact, until “Dead to Me” came along, Applegate specifically didn’t want to be the lead in a TV series, telling her managers to seek out smaller roles in ensembles so she could work “maybe two days a week.”
“It had to be special to get me out of the mindset of what I thought my life was going to look like,” Applegate said of her new show.
Shaw also wanted to know whether Applegate got Cardellini to spoil “Avengers: Endgame” for her, but surprisingly she didn’t even know her co-star was going to be in the Marvel blockbuster.
Applegate actually discovered the fact in one of Cardellini’s Instagram posts from the “Endgame” premiere.
“I went on IMDb and was like, Oh! She’s in the movie!” Applegate laughed.
Later in the interview, Cardellini talked about her habit of crying loudly during sad movies, including Pixar’s “Up”.
“I cried hysterically in that movie,” she said. “So much that somebody asked me if I needed to leave. It was disturbing to other people watching the movie.”