‘Dead to Me’ Star Christina Applegate on Why Female Writers Need to Tackle Women’s Friendships

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‘Dead to Me’ Star Christina Applegate on Why Female Writers Need to Tackle Women’s Friendships
This story about Christina Applegate first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Christina Applegate’s character in Netflix’s “Dead to Me” is a lot of things — but mostly, Jen Harding is angry and in pain.

“I’ve had to go through my own grief and loss in my life, and it was messy, but I also was working and had to buck up and put it all away,” she said. “A lot of what Jen is going through was cathartic for me, to be able to go there and open up those doors again and examine that loss and pain that I’ve had to deal with in my life. I think all of us at the end of those three months [of shooting] were exhausted.”

Applegate, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role, added, “I’m not usually the first one
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