These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch the all-new #nofilter, a quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
Christina Applegate has been enjoying a year-long break from Hollywood, basking in motherhood and spending quality time with her 3-year-old daughter, Sadie. But the actress is gearing up to jump back into the acting scene, whether she wants to or not.
"I decided to take a year off and my year is almost up and my heart is breaking!" she told the Huffington Post while promoting her partnership with fruitwater. "I love being a stay-at-home mom, it's the best, most gratifying and most beautiful thing that's ever happened to me ... but it's getting to the point where I probably should have a job."
So, to get back in the swing of things, Applegate agreed to take HuffPost Celebrity's #nofilter challenge, and had us laughing along the way.
What's one thing you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of someone else?
If I don't do it in front of someone else, would I want to tell you what it was? [laughs]
What happens in your recurring dream?
I can't remember the choreography in "Sweet Charity" well enough on stage.
What’s the working title of your autobiography?
"I Swear, This Shit Really Happened."
Is it okay to recline your seat on an airplane?
Abso-f--king-lutely. I know that people are just trying to get comfortable and I need to be comfortable, too, so I hope that the people behind me understand that I need to be sleeping. I don't like being on planes.
When do you feel most anxious?
Is a good friend hard to come by?
I found that the only people that I really, really can rely on the most are the friends that I've had from when I was younger. People that have been in my life for 20 plus years, and I do have some new friends, but those are the people that I go to when things are rough.
Describe one time you thought "This is harder than it looks."
Having your kid have a tantrum in the store and trying to calm her down.
Tell us a joke.
Interrupting Cow, who?
What are you most afraid of?
Spiders, and when my kid doesn't seem happy, I don't like that.
When do you feel most at peace?
When my little baby puts her hands on my face and tells me that she loves me and I get to do the same back to her. Kind of magical.
What's the most unusual thing you have in your purse/wallet?
I have a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card that was given to me by an air marshall many years ago. If I get into any trouble with the law, apparently, all I do is show them that card and usually the NYPD, or at least back then, would let you go.
What technology do you hope will be invented in the next 10 years?
Better battery life for the iPhone. Getting kind of sick of it dying by 12 o'clock in the afternoon.
What sense would you most be afraid to lose?
So I can see my kid.
Christina Applegate is currently the face of fruitwater, the zero-calorie, fruit flavored sparkling beverage which is launching two new delicious flavors –- Tropical Pineapple and Sparkling Lemonade. "I tasted it and I thought, 'Oh, this is really good!' And I drink smartwater everyday anyway," Applegate told HuffPost Celebrity. "I like the company and I thought it was a fun campaign to be a part of."