Reading the script for her Netflix series, Applegate says, "it wasn’t clear to me sometimes why Jen was so angry and broken. There had to be some underlying reason. Plus, it hasn’t really been discussed on shows before; I don’t think there’s a lot of characters out there with double mastectomies. But I went through it, and it’s a horribly painful process – emotionally, spiritually, physically – and I never really talked about it. I thought this was my chance to tell a little bit about me, but also all the women that have gone through that." ALSO: Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman breaks down the Season 1 finale.