Co-stars Say Huffman Remorseful for Role in College Case

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Felicity Huffman’s co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal.

Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible about her participation in the case.

Huffman didn’t meet reporters to promote the film “Otherhood,” which premieres Aug. 2 on Netflix. She pleaded guilty in May to paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to have a proctor correct her daughter’s answers on the SAT.

The film’s producer says that Huffman’s character portrays a mother who believes that her own actions can make anything possible for her child.

Felicity Huffman Watches Daughter Graduate High School Weeks After Pleading Guilty to Paying $15,000 College Bribe

(L-R) William H. Macy, Sophia Grace Macy, Felicity Huffman, and Georgia Grace Macy attend the Screening Of Samuel Goldwyn Films’ “Rudderless” at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 7, 2014. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Actress Felicity Huffman joined her husband watching their daughter graduate high school just weeks after she pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to try to get her into an elite college.

She was expected to receive some time in jail for paying William “Rick” Singer, head of The Edge College & Career Network, $15,000 for an associate of his to change her daughter’s answers on an SAT exam.

Prosecutors said the changes netted a 400 point boost over the girl’s previous score.

Huffman was one of 33 parents charged in the nationwide scandal, which also engulfed fellow actress Lori Loughlin. Huffman’s husband William Macy was not charged even though investigators said he was aware of the bribery.

Huffman and Macy were at The Dolby Theatre over the weekend for the graduation of Sophia Grace Macy, 18, from the LA County High School for the Arts.

“Theater grad Sophia, dressed in black, performed a ten-minute piece along with her fellow students, reciting soliloquies from various plays. She then changed into a pretty floral dress to sing with an ensemble,” reported the Daily Mail. “As she collected her diploma she mouthed, ‘I love you’ to her former teacher who had read out her name.”

Huffman was pictured smiling and speaking to other parents. Macy was seen on a cell phone before entering the theater.

Macy declined to comment when asked questions and Huffman moved away from photographers who were outside; the family ultimately departed using an exit at the loading dock.

The Epoch Times reporter Zachary Stieber contributes to this report.