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Felicity Huffman Describes Life After College Admissions Scandal: ‘Sort Of Like Your Old Life Died’

  Actress  Felicity Huffman  discussed how life has been since returning to work after spending time in jail for participating in a  college...

 Actress Felicity Huffman discussed how life has been since returning to work after spending time in jail for participating in a college admissions scheme to get her daughter into a more prestigious school.

“I walk into the room with it. I did it. It’s black and white,” the 61-year-old said during a recently published interview with The Guardian. “How I am is kind of a loaded question. As long as my kids are well and my husband is well, I feel like I’m well.” 

“I’m grateful to be here,” she added. “But how am I? I guess I’m still processing.”

Huffman has gotten back to work after pleading guilty to charges of mail fraud after bribing a college prep expert $15,000 to change her daughter’s SAT scores. The “Desperate Housewives” alum was fined $30,000 and ordered to complete 250 hours of community service after serving 11 days of a 14-day jail sentence.

“I did a pilot for ABC recently that didn’t get picked up. It’s been hard,” she continued. “Sort of like your old life died and you died with it.” 

Next up, the Academy Award-nominated actress is appearing in “Hir,” a comedy about a transgender person and how the family reacts to the change.

In December, Huffman spoke about how and why she became involved in the college admissions scandal.

“People assume that I went into this looking for a way to cheat the system and making proverbial criminal deals in back alleys, but that was not the case,” Huffman said during an interview with ABC-7 Eyewitness News


“I worked with a highly recommended college counselor named Rick Singer. I worked with him for a year and trusted him implicitly. And he recommended programs and tutors and he was the expert. And after a year, he started to say, ‘Your daughter is not going to get into any of the colleges that she wants to.’ And so, I believed him,” she said.

“When he slowly started to present the criminal scheme, it seemed like — and I know this seems crazy at the time — that that was my only option to give my daughter a future,” Huffman told the outlet. “I know hindsight is 20/20 but it felt like I would be a bad mother if I didn’t do it. So, I did it.”

“It felt like I had to give my daughter a chance at a future,” she added. “And so it was sort of like my daughter’s future, which meant I had to break the law.”

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