When actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin recently appeared before the judge after their arrests for their alleged involvement in Operation: Varsity Blues, no cameras were permitted to be present. However, there was a court sketch artist, and the scenes she offered depicted a tale of two very different individuals. So much so, that the sketches are going viral all over the internet and social media.
Mona Shafer Edward's, the artist who provided the sketches, depicted Huffman as appearing weary as she seemed to shrink into the seat behind her fellow defendants. And why would she not look this way, having been drug out of her home in the early morning hours Tuesday, by FBI agents sporting guns, before being charged and booked in the investigation?
Loughlin, on the other hand, negotiated her surrender a day later, in full makeup and hair, with the appearance of defiance and was subsequently spared the nerve-wracking scene that Huffman endured. However, the differences between the two women did not stop there.
Whereas Huffman showed signs of realizing just how grave the situation was, Loughlin appeared in court with a demeanor as if to say “don’t touch me. What am I doing here? Where are my people? When am I getting out?” according to Edward’s, a freelance artist with a history of covering cases for ABC News.
Edward’s commented on just how each woman’s demeanor appeared, as well as how they each held their body. “Loughlin came off, and I think it showed in my drawings, a little arrogant.” She went on to state “that illustrations can bring that out maybe more than a camera.” She reminded that every little nuance—the way an individual will stand and their overall attitude—will be captured and played out in more detail in an illustration
As for how Loughlin presented herself, it appeared to be with the effort to give the image of "the good guy." She reportedly came to court wearing a white turtleneck, her hair styled over one side of her face, and wearing glasses.
Huffman, who did not have the convenience of styling and profiling before her court appearance, looked a lot worse for wear. She also did not have the time to get herself "together" as Loughlin had, and was also noted not to have the arrogant air about her, as Huffman was reported as appearing more sheepish.
So, what’s the verdict—you decide.
Will Loughlin’s perceived arrogant demeanor come back to haunt her in the end?