In October 2022, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum Emma Caulfield Ford revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that she was diagnosed with MS 12 years earlier. "I woke up one morning and the left side of my face felt like there were a million ants crawling on it," the "WandaVision" and "Agatha: Coven of Chaos" actress said. "It was like an out-of-body experience… I'm like, 'No, that's not possible.' I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' [The doctor] was very matter of fact about it. It was literally a kind of nightmare." The "WandaVision" actress initially hid her condition from those she worked with because she "didn't want to give anyone the opportunity not to hire me." She explained, "There are already plenty of reasons to not hire people, reasons most actors don't even know. 'You look like my ex-girlfriend… You're too short. You're too tall. You look mean. You look too nice. You don't have the right color eyes.' I knew in my bones that if you talk about this, you're just going to stop working. That's it." Despite the challenges of the disease, Emma's spirits are high. "Truthfully, my attitude is not crumbling under the fear of 'what if' or 'what can,' or 'what has' for other people," she said. "I just have to keep going."