RIALTO CHATTER: Applegate Wants to 'Do Some Broadway'
The California-born actress admits she has longed to return to theatre since her staring role in the 2005 revival of Sweet Charity, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for best actress in a musical. And while she's currently filming her ABC comedy Samantha Who? in Los Angeles, Applegate announced that returning to the New York City is among her many ambitions, because to her the city feels like a "second home".
She told Contact Music that, "I've always felt so safe and good here. I felt like myself. I want to come back here and do some Broadway. I want to do small films, I want to continue with the show, I want to travel."
Applegate earned a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for her performance on the television series "Samantha, Who?" where she portrays a woman who wakes from a week long coma to find she remembers nothing about her life. She also has earned an Emmy for her portrayal of Jennifer Aniston's sister on the series "Friends", but is perhaps best known for her first major role as Kelly Bundy in the series "Married With Children."
Applegate made her Broadway debut in the hit musical Sweet Charity. She received a Tony Nomination for playing the title role of Charity Hope Valentine, the optimist but unlucky-in-love New Yorker. Applegate was able to prove that she could not only act but sing and dance as well. She opened the show at the Al Hirschfield after recently recovering from a broken foot from the out of town tryout to critical acclaim.
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