"I guess I've kind of had an attitude my whole life," Applegate tells RuPaul in podcast interview.
Christina Applegate has traded Hollywood and A-listers for the PTA board and hippies, and she's happier than ever.
Although her daughter’s classmates now only see Applegate as Ms. LeNoble, she emphasized on this week's "RuPaul: What’s the Tee?" podcast that she "was such a jerk" during her "Married With Children" days. Producers liked it, but she doesn’t find it so cool now.
"I guess I've kind of had an attitude my whole life," Applegate told RuPaul. "I don't give a crap about anything, and they saw that and they wanted me to audition for 'Married With Children.'"
Following the wrap up of the famous sitcom, Applegate said her movie career -- launched by 1991 comedy "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" -- only turned her nose higher. "I was so like, so snooty about it being like a studio film," she said. "I was like 'Ugh, it was such a sellout.'"
Applegate assured RuPaul that she’s no longer a jerk. Living in an anonymous hippie community -- where "everyone’s super chill about everything," according to Applegate -- for 46 years checked that attitude. There, Applegate is "just Sadie’s mom," and none of her friends are in the entertainment industry.
"I'm telling you right now, in my community, my community doesn't care," Applegate said. "I'm there so much because I'm one of the heads of the library league and because of that I'm on the board of the PTA, I'm on the board of the curb appeal, I'm on the way of council committee leadership."
Applegate even refused to give advice when RuPaul asked for it on the behalf of Hollywood hopefuls. She won’t even allow her daughter to pursue acting until she turns 18.
"You're a needle in a haystack and so much of it is luck and then once you're lucky enough to get in the door, then you better be super talented or else you're just not gonna have longevity," Applegate said. "And even that's not enough."