Christina Applegate was pictured on the set of Netflix‘s Dead To Me for the first time since she revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in August.
The 49-year-old actress was seen flashing a fake baby bump while shooting scenes on the beaches of Malibu on Thursday with co-star Linda Cardellini, 46.
After Applegate revealed her diagnosis over the summer, production had come to a halt with CBS and Netflix releasing a joint statement about giving the Married With Children star ‘time and space’ to process it all.
Back to work! Christina Applegate, 49, was pictured back on the set of Dead To Me in Malibu on Thursday with co-star Linda Cardellini, after her multiple sclerosis diagnosis caused production to halt to give her ‘time and space’
Christina was seen laying on a beach chaise in striped pants and a turquoise long sleeve T-shirt with a very prominent fake baby bump — which teases a large development in season three.
Her blonde locks were styled in soft curls and a spray bottle of sunscreen and glass of water were pictured on the table beside her.
Laying next to her was Cardellini who looked beach chic in a red flowing dress with an oversized straw hat while sipping on wine.
The ladies — who star as Jen (Applegate) and Judy (Cardellini) were seen doing a few takes of the scene while a hefty group of production personnel looked on.
Multiple delays: The show was renewed for a third and final season in July 2020 but on account of the COVID-19 pandemic production was delayed until the spring of 2021 which then was halted again after Applegate’s MS news
Back with a bang: In honor of the show’s production return a large group of production personnel were seen camped out on the beach in Malibu on Thursday
In the hit Netflix show Christina stars as Jen Harding — a mother, widow and realtor who develops a friendship with Cardellini’s Judy Hale when they meet at a grief support group.
Hale is a health care assistant with a dead fiance who has endured five miscarriages, and the women — who both have their fair share of dark secrets — bond over their shared trauma.
Season two premiered in May 2020 — and earned Applegate a nomination for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 71st primetime Emmys.
The show was renewed for a third and final season in July 2020 but on account of the COVID-19 pandemic production was delayed until the spring of 2021.
Expecting? Christina was seen laying on a beach chaise with a very prominent baby bump — which teases a large development in her character Jen’s life in season three
Just two months after production started up again, Applegate went public with her MS diagnosis which delayed filming for a second time.
On August 9 she tweeted the news revealing she had been diagnosed months prior and called it a ‘tough road.’
‘Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a**hole blocks it.’
In a follow-up tweet she wrote in excerpt: ‘So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing. Thank you xo.’
Going public: Just two months after production started up again, Applegate went public with her MS diagnosis which delayed filming for a second time, as she shared the news via Twitter
Challenges: Prior to her MS diagnosis, Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, but after undergoing a double mastectomy she revealed she was cancer free; pictured January 2020
ollowing the announcement, CBS and Netflix threw their support behind her and production went dark.
‘We love and support Christina and respect her privacy as she takes the time and space she needs in this moment,’ reps told the Hollywood Reporter.
Prior to her MS diagnosis, Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and underwent a double mastectomy.
Following the procedure she revealed she was cancer-free, and Dead To Me even included that storyline in the show.
Season three is currently slated to hit the streaming giant sometime in 2022.
End of an era: In the hit Netflix show Christina stars as Jen Harding — a mother, widow and realtor who develops a friendship with Cardellini’s Judy Hale when they meet at a grief support group, and the series earned Applegate a nomination for Lead Actress at the 71st Primetime Emmys; Applegate (left) and Cardellini (right) pictured 2019
Christina Applegate pictured on set of Dead To Me for first time since revealing MS diagnosis