Felicity Huffman Cites ‘American Crime’ As Her Favorite Role

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AMERICAN CRIME - ABC's "American Crime" stars Felicity Huffman as Jeanette Hesby. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
The critically acclaimed and award winning American Crime is back for a third season, and during today’s Television Critics Association Press Tour Felicity Huffman said that this is her favorite role to date! Creator John Ridley also gave his thoughts on the upcoming season.

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TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2017 – “American Crime” Session – The cast and executive producers of “American Crime” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2017. (ABC/Image Group LA)

For Ridley, deepening a bond with the show’s diverse ensemble as well as not being complacent, are two reasons why this upcoming season might surpass the show’s previous heights.

“In the third season, I believe, and people can speak to it, it’s been even more interesting because there’s been more of a partnership in looking at what we’ve done in the past.  How do we avoid characterizations that we played perhaps last year, two years ago?  How do we find new territory for everyone to play, just as actors, separated from anything else that we’re presenting to people?  And, for me, it’s been very enjoyable, and I would love for anybody to speak to their experiences in finding these characters that are different from characters you’ve played but unique to the circumstances within the show itself. “ John Ridley

Click on the media bar to hear Huffman explain why American Crime has been her favorite job and role!

American Crime returns March 12 on ABC (10/9c).