College Admissions Scandal: Felicity Huffman Gets Support from 'Desperate Housewives' Co-Star

Lawrence Kim
September 11, 2019

The Grand Hotel producer and actress didn't say who the mean co-star was, but there have always been rumors of tension between Teri Hatcher and the rest of the Desperate Housewives cast.

And Felicity Huffman is "committed to making amends" after it was revealed she participated in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions calamity which was revealed earlier this year.

Longoria also recalled how Huffman's advocacy helped her receive a significant pay bump on Desperate Housewives.

Teri Hatcher, producer Marc Cherry, Felicity Huffman, Nicollette Sheridan, Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross of win of Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes in 2006.

Explaining why he believes the Otherhood star took such desperate measures to ensure her daughter succeeded, he highlighted her tough upbringing and "sometimes violent" relationship with her own mother, adding: "She moved to Los Angeles for a year when she was 15 years old to pursue acting". Everyone tried their darnedest to get along with this woman over the course of the show. "And things went from bad to worse".

Huffman pleaded with a judge through an emotional letter that it was "desperation to be a good mother" that led her to pay for her daughter's SAT scores.

Felicity Huffman's daughters "exploded" when they found out their mother bribed education officials in a bid to secure a top university spot for her eldest child, Sofia. "She smiled and said, 'Just because that woman's determined to be rude, doesn't mean she can keep me from being polite, '" Marc wrote in his letter (via Us Weekly).

Cherry was one of 27 individuals who wrote a letter to the judge in Huffman's case, as was Longoria, who recalled how Huffman put a stop to the bullying that Longoria was experiencing on set. "She's struggled to find the balance between what the experts say and her common sense". Longoria wrote that she "dreaded" working with the unnamed colleague, "until one day, Felicity told the bully "enough" and it all stopped". 'I always feel like I am the ugliest one in the room.' He made Felicity laugh and also see the ridiculousness of her insecurity. "I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn't for the friendship of Felicity".

Cherry concluded his letter by saying, "Any mercy you can show this woman will not be wasted".

"Every woman was dolled up to the nines and for the first time, Felicity started to feel insecure about her appearance", Cherry wrote.

"But motherhood has, from the very beginning, frightened Felicity and she has not carried being a mom easily", Macy wrote. "She told me, 'That's the last time I ever anxious about comparing myself to my co-stars'".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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