The 37-year-old is cancer-free since having a double mastectomy - after doctors diagnosed her with an early form of illness in 2008. Applegate also credited her mother Nancy Priddy, who is also a breast cancer survivor, for helping her throughout her treatment.
"I have a lot of energy and just kind of pushing past it, moving on. That's just how I operate, I have to with everything in my life and all the things that have happened. It''s the only way I can kind of cope," Contactmusic quoted Applegate, as saying.
Meanwhile, the stunner is planning a return to Broadway - four years after making her debut on the New York stage. The California-born admits she has longed to return to theatre since her stint in the 2005 revival of Sweet Charity, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for best actress in a musical.