Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy not only helped their daughters get into college, but they also wanted to help them break into Hollywood, too. Both Huffman and Macy are in the middle of one of the biggest college admissions cheating scandals to have ever hit headlines.
Macy said that he wouldn’t mind giving his two daughters, Sofia Grace and Georgia Grace, a “leg up” if they wanted to pursue a Hollywood career in the future. Just this past week Huffman was arrested without incident and appeared in court on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in connection with the scandal.
Several years ago, Macy told Entertainment Tonight that he wouldn’t mind helping out their daughters in the movie industry. He even admitted that there were plenty of benefits to nepotism in Hollywood. The actor told the site, “One can help your children in this business, and the nepotism works, and I have no problems with it. If I can give them a leg up, I absolutely would. It’s a great way to make a living. It really is.”
If that weren’t enough, Macy also said in an interview with Men’s Journal that the best advice he’s ever received in life was not to lie. “It’s the cheapest way to go. Lies cost you a lot, and they’re never worth what they cost,” the Shameless actor explained to the publication.
According to court documents, Felicity Huffman made a charitable donation in the amount of $15,000 to the Key Worldwide Foundation. It’s been alleged that Huffman did this so her daughter Sofia could be given extra time to take her SAT. She received a score of 1420, but that’s only because the proctor gave her an additional 400 points after he corrected her answers on the test.
Huffman, along with fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin, are both due in court in Boston on March 29th. So far reps for both actresses have made no comments about the scandal. Keep up with CDL for all the latest news and updates on all of your favorite celebrities right here.