Tuesday, December 01, 2020
In many industries, hiring after a prison term would be unthinkable. Not so in Hollywood. Since Felicity Huffman had to go behind bars in the course of the university bribery scandal, she has been bombarded with TV offers. She is said to have already landed her first role.
Actress Felicity Huffman has apparently left the university bribery scandal completely behind her. As the US industry portal “Deadline” reports, Huffman will soon be back in front of the camera. Accordingly, the 57-year-old is said to have hired for a sports comedy series at the broadcaster ABC.
The untitled series, which is based on real events, revolves around a woman who takes over the 2nd division baseball team of the Sacramento River Cats after the death of her husband. The actor Zack Gottsagen plays her son, a big baseball fan with Down syndrome. According to the report, Becky Hartman Edwards is on board as a screenwriter.
More sought after than ever
Felicity Huffman reportedly paid a $ 15,000 bribe in order to have her eldest daughter’s answers to the nationwide university placement test SAT be improved upon. In 2019, she was sentenced to fourteen days in prison, one year probation, a fine, and community service. At the end of October, several US media reported that Huffman had served her sentence in full because her parole had expired on October 25, 2020. She had also done community hours and paid the fine.
She had already started her prison sentence in October 2019 and was released after eleven days in prison. According to “Deadline”, after she was released, Huffman was bombarded with offers for TV series and pilot films.
Will Lori Loughlin benefit from her sentence as much as Huffman? The “Full House” actress and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are also currently in jail for a university bribery scandal. Loughlin is due to be released shortly before Christmas, the fashion designer not until May 2021. Unlike Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli did not plead guilty straight away.