Upon hearing of her medical diagnosis, the showrunners proposed “calling the plug,” but Applegate was determined to carry on.
“But I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no: We have to finish this story. It’s too important to our hearts; too important to our souls,'” she said. “So, if that meant me having to take a break in the middle of the day so I could go sleep—or me just leaving because I couldn’t do anymore—then that’s what we had to do.”
Dead to Me season three hits Netflix on Nov. 17.