Felicity Huffman walks around the Los Angeles neighborhood as her new book and Netflix special sums up her college admissions scandal
Felicity Huffman seeks to keep moving forward.
The Desperate Housewives star, 58, was pictured on Sunday walking with a friend in Studio City, Calif., Wearing a set of casual clothes, as she looked to her future in show business as her past remains a popular topic.
The Emmy-winning actress wore a red quarter-zip sweater, black leggings and a straw hat with baby blue sneakers and a face mask when out.
Outside: Felicity Huffman, 58, was pictured walking in Studio City, Calif. On Sunday wearing a set of casual clothes, as she looks to her future in show business as her past remains a popular topic
Huffman, mother of daughters Sofia, 20, and Georgia, 19, with husband William H. Macy, 70, stood on the sidelines as public interest continues in University admissions scandal 2019 in which she was sentenced along with actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo. Giannulli.
Huffman admitted to paying William Singer’s official admissions $ 15,000, through his non-profit Key Worldwide Foundation, for a supervisor to correct wrong answers on his daughter Sofia’s SATs. Authorities said the nonprofit was set up to accept bribes.
After his conviction, Huffman admitted wrongdoing and remorse for his actions during the events.
“I broke the law,” she says. “I admitted it and pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions … I was stupid and I was so wrong.
Stylish: The Emmy-winning actress wore a red quarter-zip sweater, black leggings and a straw hat with baby blue sneakers and a face mask when out
Relaxed: Huffman chats with a friend before the walk to wrap up the weekend
The Oscar-nominated star, spent 11 days in federal prison in October 2019, is a focal point of both author Nicole LaPorte’s new book Guilty Admissions: Bribes, Favors and Phones behind the college cheating scandal; and a Netflix docudrama titled Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal following the federal investigation that led to the arrest of the Hollywood stars.
LaPorte, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday, said she thought it was “ such a study in contrasts ” in the way Huffman and Loughlin presented themselves to the public throughout the affair.
“ Felicity, from the first glimpse of her entering the courthouse she looked really distraught and humiliated, ” LaPorte said. ‘She was not wearing makeup and she did not make eye contact with the cameras. She seemed genuinely remorseful.
LaPorte noted that when Loughlin appeared, “ her hair and makeup was done, she looked at the cameras ” and “ treated it like a PR appearance.
“ These stories continued because Felicity immediately pleaded guilty and, in the end, she only served 11 days, ” LaPorte said. Meanwhile, Lori and Mossimo Giannulli fought the charges and dismissed them for several months before finally pleading guilty. There was no way for them to avoid the spotlight, but the way each story played out contributed to those stories.
Huffman’s career appears to be on the rise, as she was cast for an ABC comedy about a minor league baseball team, Deadline reported last fall.