HUFF­MAN TACK­LES TOUGH­EST ROLE YET

Herald Sun - Switched On - - COVER STORY - MICHELE MANELIS EN­TER­TAIN­MENT WRITER

She’s most known for her role as the like­able Lynette Scavo on Des­per­ate House­wives. But now Felic­ity Huff­man is making waves with her lat­est role in crit­i­cally ac­claimed an­thol­ogy drama, Amer­i­can Crime.

The Emmy award-win­ning ac­tress plays Barb Han­lon, an ac­ri­mo­nious ex-wife, a griev­ing mother of a slain son and an ar­dent racist.

Huff­man ad­mits that tak­ing on the role of the un­lik­able Han­lon is a big leap for her.

“As an ac­tor you al­ways have to en­dorse the char­ac­ter you’re play­ing. Even if it’s some­one aw­ful, you have to fig­ure out a way to get be­hind it and find a point of view you can understand,” she says.

“You al­ways have to en­dorse the char­ac­ter you’re

play­ing”

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