She's feeling good now, but Samantha Who? star Christina Applegate reveals on today's Ellen DeGeneres Show that "for about five weeks" after her breast cancer surgery, she kept relatively mum at work.
"I told my makeup and hair people and people that are really close to me, just so I had a protection wall, so that no one was pushing me," says the 36-year-old actress, jokingly adding, "because they do that a lot on my set. They just shove me...just randomly, for no reason."
"[I'm feeling] so much better than the last time I saw you," she tells Ellen. "I was really afraid of people hugging me. People are really huggy at those things."
"I apologize," says the talk-show host. "I hugged you."
"Really hard too!" Christina teases. "But no, I'm good. I'll grab ya."
To which Ellen sincerely replies: "I'm going to hug you a bunch during this commercial break."