Christina Applegate returns to red carpet

Christina Applegate's advice to 'embrace life'

Appearing on the red carpet for the first time since her breast-cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy earlier this summer, Samantha Who? star Christina Applegate was glamorous, serene and radiated positivity at last night’s Emmy awards in Los Angeles.


Speaking to E! host Ryan Seacrest at TV’s equivalent of the Oscars, Christina, 36, said: ‘I feel great today … I’ve got a pretty dress on and lipstick, and that’s something I haven’t done in two months,’ adding: ‘It feels really good to be here. Things happen, and you have to sit back and really, really embrace your life … That’s what life’s all about.’

The much-loved comedy actress who was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, wowed the crowds with her appearance and took her opportunity to bring attention to the issue of breast cancer in younger women, telling Seacrest: ‘For me, to have a voice and be the voice of a 30-something-year-old girl going through this and dispelling the misnomers that it’s an older woman’s disease is a big part of this.’

Although she lost out to 30 Rock’s Tina Fey for the award on the night, Applegate confirmed that win or lose she has plenty to be thankful for, saying: ‘First of all I would thank everybody for the overwhelming love and support that I’ve got through all of this. It brings tears to my eyes,’ adding: ‘Every day I get e-mails not even from people I know, but from people I don’t know who I’ve helped. And that to me is what I’m most grateful for.’

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