Felicity Huffman ‘hopeful’ to return to acting next year after college admissions scandal, report says

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Felicity Huffman might return to acting in 2021.

The “Desperate Housewives” alum, who has seemingly been putting her involvement in the infamous 2019 college admissions scandal behind her, is “hopeful” she can get back into the mix “early next year,” according to Entertainment Tonight.

“Like everyone else, Felicity is staying home with her family and quarantining,” an insider told the outlet on Monday. “She continues to be very involved with the charities involving prison reform and The Teen Project.

FELICITY HUFFMAN'S DAUGHTER LANDS ACTING ROLE AFTER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

"Once COVID settles, and as she has said in the past, she will continue the work past the completion of her community service hours. Felicity is also hopeful that she’ll be able to return to acting early next year," the source added.

Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston.

Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

The 57-year-old served 11 days in prison for her role in the national scandal that exposed the actress and others' illegal schemes of buying their kids’ admission into some of the country's most prestigious high-education institutions.

Huffman pleaded guilty in May 2019 to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She confessed to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter Sophia's answers on the SAT.

FELICITY HUFFMAN HELPING INMATES REENTER SOCIETY: 'SHE’S BEEN VERY HELPFUL'

She considered committing the same illegal act for her younger daughter but decided against it.

Huffman seems to be well on her way to wiping her hands of the looming case, unlike actress Lori Loughlin and Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who previously pleaded not guilty to expanded charges of bribery brought against them in October along with 11 other parents swept up in the scandal.

The duo has been accused of arranging a total collective payment of $500,000 to Singer to get their daughters recruited to USC as athletes on the crew team, despite never having participated in the sport.

FELICITY HUFFMAN'S DAUGHTER TO ATTEND COLLEGE FOLLOWING ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

The charge of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The couple was previously hit with charges of money laundering and conspiracy that could land them behind bars for 40 years if convicted on all of them.

As for Huffman, in addition to serving time in prison, she also received one year of probation, was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service and had to pay a $30,000 fine.

‘SHAMELESS’ STAR WILLIAM H. MACY DOESN’T BRING ‘BAGGAGE’ TO WORK, SAYS CO-STAR STEVE HOWEY

Huffman’s latest effort, a movie titled “Tammy’s Always Dying,” which was filmed in 2018 before the admissions scandal, is scheduled to be released on May 1.

Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.