What happened to Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) after her time in prison?: she returns with this new project

He was part of the cast of one of the most watched and acclaimed series of the early 2000s, but his name was tarnished about five years ago when he went to prison for university bribes that favored his daughter. TO Felicity Huffmanwhich gave life to Lynette Scavo in the legendary series set in the fictional neighborhood of Wisteria Lane, it has taken him years to talk openly about the subject.

He did it for the first time in December, when he reappeared in a television interview on ABC: “I want to use my experience and what I've been through and the pain to bring something good”. She was talking about A New Way of Life, an organization with which she collaborates and that helps other women reintegrate into society after their time in prison. With her testimony, she intends to make her work visible.

About two months later he spoke about the subject again, this time to The Guardian and also on the occasion of his return to the media. She returns with a new project, a play in which she plays a woman abused by her husband, who has suffered a stroke and who also faces other family situations that put her character on a reflective personal journey throughout the entire life. function. The work is called Hir and runs from February 15 to March 16 at the Park Theater in London.

Regarding his time in prison, he points out: “I guess I'm still processing it.”. The famous actress, who turned 61 on December 9, has also summarized the moment she is in in the British newspaper: “As long as my daughters are well and my husband is well, I imagine I'm fine.”.

Since passing through the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, Huffman has barely worked: “I did a pilot episode for [una serie de la cadena de televisión] ABC recently and did not succeed. It's been hard. It's like part of your old life died and you died with it.. “I am very lucky to have a family and to have love and means, so I have had a place to land,” she recalled. The interpreter shares her life with the actor as well. William H. Macy (73), with whom she has been married since 1997. They have Sofia and Georgia, who are over 20 years old.

Known especially for Desperate women, was the actress in the series – broadcast between 2004 and 2012 – who had the longest career before this project and the one who continued on the crest of the wave for the longest time afterwards. She won three Emmys for the series (in which she shared a cast with Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross and Teri Hatcher) and was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for the film Transamerica. She later starred American Crime.

Her career was cut short in 2019, when she was sentenced to 14 days in jail, a fine of $30,000 and 250 hours of community service for her participation in this bribery scheme during the United States university admissions process. The case became popular under the name Varsity Blues. The Justice Department involved more than 200 agents and led to the arrest of 50 people in six states. Huffman was released from prison on October 25, 2019 after 11 days incarcerated.

Regarding bribery, he also said in his ABC interview: “It seems crazy right now, [pero sentía] which was the only option to give my daughter a future. I felt like I should give my daughter a chance in the future.. I felt like if I didn't do it I was a bad mother. so i did it“. And he remembered the moment of his arrest: “They came to my house, They woke up my daughters at gunpoint, again, nothing new to the black and brown community, then they put my hands behind my back and handcuffed me. I asked if I could get dressed. I thought it was a joke. I literally turned to one of the FBI people in her bulletproof vest and gun, and said, 'Is this a joke?'”

In that interview he also showed his regret: “I think that the people to whom I am indebted and to whom I owe an apology are the academic community. “Also to the students and families who sacrifice and work really hard to get where they are legitimately.”