Open mouth, insert foot.In light of Felicity Huffman's arrest for her alleged role in a nationwide college admissions scandal, her husband William H. Macy is probably cringing at a\u00a0past interview in which he admitted he'd use nepotism to get his daughters work in Hollywood."One can help your children in this business, and the nepotism works, and I have no problems with it," Macy told Entertainment Tonight in 2004.\u00a0"If I can give them a leg up, I absolutely would. It's a great way to make a living. It really is."FELICITY HUFFMAN DELETES SOCIAL MEDIA, PARENTING WEBSITE AFTER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDALIn February, the actor also advised people to be honest, telling Men's Journal, "[Lying is]\u00a0the cheapest way to go. Lies cost you a lot, and they\u2019re never worth what they cost.\u201dHuffman, 56, is accused of\u00a0paying $15,000\u00a0disguised as a charitable donation so her daughter could take part in an apparently rigged college entrance-exam.\n William H. Macy arrives at the federal courthouse in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.\n (AP Photo\/Alex Gallardo)FELICITY HUFFMAN, WILLIAM H. MACY PAL DEFENDS COUPLE AMID COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDALCourt documents stated that a cooperating witness met with Huffman and Macy, 69, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he "controlled" a testing center and could have someone secretly alter her daughter's\u00a0answers. The person told investigators the couple agreed to the plan.FELICITY HUFFMAN'S CO-STAR JOELY FISHER 'CONFLICTED' OVER COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDALThe star was arrested on Tuesday before\u00a0being released on $250,000 bond. Macy has not been charged.The alleged scam may have been a case of life imitating art for the couple: On "Desperate Housewives," Huffman's character, Lynette, paid \u2014 you guessed it \u2014 $15,000 as a "donation" to get her twin sons into an elite private school, while Macy's show, "Shameless," featured an SAT cheating plotline.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News' Mariah Haas contributed to this report.