Thirsty Christina Applegate

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 January 2009
Christina Applegate

Thirsty Christina Applegate

'Samantha Who?' actress Christina Applegate feels like she is "dying in the desert" and is desperate to quench her thirst for happiness

Christina Applegate feels like she is "dying in the desert".

The 'Samantha Who?' actress is planning to embark on a quest for self-fulfilment this year, comparing herself to a desperate traveller in scorching conditions.

She said: "It's about finding happiness and joy, as if it were water and I was a person dying in a desert. You have to search for that."

Last year, the star underwent a double mastectomy operation after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her on-off boyfriend Lee Grivas also died due to an apparent drug overdose.

Speaking about 2008, Christina said: "You can't get any darker than I went."

The 37-year-old actress is determined to recapture her positive outlook on life this year and is starting by getting into shape.

She said: "I missed running so much. I'm looking forward to running more."

Christina has previously said her new lifestyle will see her living out her days in a luxurious location.

She said: "I started looking for a beach house the day I found out I had this little disease. You just kind of go, 'What are you waiting for to get the things that you want and the things you dream of?' "

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