Married with children Star comments on involvement in revival

Last year an animated revival of Married with children was announced with the return of the original cast and now Christina Applegate is commenting on her involvement. Speaking to Vanity Fair (via deadline), Applegate revealed that while she’s done acting on camera, she plans to give her voice to the animated version of Kelly Bundy, the character she played in the original series. Applegate last starred in Netflix’s Dead to me and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021.

“I can’t even imagine settling down now,” Applegate said. “This is a progressive disease. I don’t know if I’m going to get worse. I can do voiceovers because I have to support my family and keep my brain working.”

She continued, addressing the revival, “I can’t really say much, but all I know is that all four of us are attached to it. It’s not in our hands right now, so we’re just waiting.”

Married with children ran on FOX from 1987 to 1997 and followed the Bundys and their lives in suburban Chicago. The animated series is expected to see the return of original cast members Katey Sagal, Ed O’Neill, and David Faustino, in addition to Applegate. When it was announced last year, the show was pitched to networks, though no additional announcements have been made at this time. At the time of the announcement, it was reported that the series was “getting strong interest” from networks and streamers. The series is written by Family man executive producer Alex Carter, who will also serve as showrunner. Sony Pictures Television, owner and distributor of the original sitcom, has been working on the new project for over a year, making deals with the four original stars before its release.

As for her reveal that she will no longer be performing in front of cameras, Applegate explained last year that at the time she was trying to figure out what the rest of her career would look like while figuring out what her MS would allow her to do.

“It’s about finding what I’m capable of,” she said at the time. “I’m so new to this now. It takes time to understand this disease and figure out what’s causing the symptoms. I’m just a newbie to all of this. So I’m trying to figure it out — and I’m also grieving for the person I was. I need to find a place as loving as my set was, where they won’t think I’m a diva by saying, ‘Hey, I can only work five hours.'”

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