Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman was relieved to finally play someone viewers didn't hate in 'American Crime'

Felicity Huffman was relieved to finally play someone viewers didn't hate in 'American Crime'

Felicity Huffman embodied a different kind of housewife in the latest season of network television drama “American Crime” — and she was relieved to finally play someone viewers actually didn’t hate.

The “Desperate Housewives” alumna, a member of showrunner John Ridley’s informal repertory of actors taking on new roles in each season of the acclaimed ABC anthology, portrayed naive housewife Jeanette Hesby, who meets the ire of her wealthy husband (Dallas Roberts) and his family when she discovers the untenable working conditions on their tomato farm after a horrific accident kills several immigrant workers.

“I love a story about a simple housewife. She’s not a heroic housewife....

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