Lori Loughlin ‘Would Love to Return to TV’ as She’s Desperate to ‘Tell Her Side of the Story’
Loughlin seems to have refocused her attention on saving her acting career, but it seems that this will be an uphill battle for her ...
Weeks after finally pleading guilty to charges related to her role in the college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin is reportedly desperate to relaunch her television career and to have a chance to tell her story.
A source close to Loughlin told Us Weekly that the former “Fuller House” star is “would love to return to TV,” describing her as an “eternal optimist” who “eventually [wants to] tell her side of the story.”
Before she was accused of paying $500,000 in bribe money to have her two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California, Loughlin was a successful actress who had spent years appearing on the Netflix show “Fuller House.” When she wasn’t doing that, Loughlin was something of a staple on the Hallmark Channel, appearing in several made-for-TV movies as well as the period series “When Calls the Heart.”
Unfortunately for Loughlin, both Netflix and the Hallmark Channel cut ties with her after the scandal broke in 2019, and she has showed no sign of returning to television since then.
Loughlin undoubtedly did not have time to think about her acting career as of late, since she spent over year fighting the charges against her in the college admissions scandal. Fox News reported that it was only last month that she finally plead guilty to the bribery and fraud charges against her, taking a deal in which she would serve two months in prison, pay a $150,000 fine, serve two years of supervised release and complete 100 hours of community service.
With the legal part of her case behind her, Loughlin seems to have refocused her attention on saving her acting career, but it seems that this will be an uphill battle for her. Loughlin spent so long fighting the charges against her that her name has become more synonymous with the scandal than arguably anyone else’s, which will make it difficult for her to get her name off the Hollywood blacklist.
That being said, Loughlin does still have her friends in Hollywood after years working in the industry. Last October, her “Fuller House” costar Bob Saget spoke out to say that he is standing by her.
“I love the people I love, and people go through life, and stuff happens,” Saget said. “For a while, I was saying, ‘No comment,’ and now there’s just no point in talking about it because I’ve answered it. What I would say is, I love the people I love, and I have empathy for people that are in my life for 35 years. I don’t cut people out.”
“I’ve never had any friends growing up,” he added. “So, I’m lucky to have any in the first place.”
If Loughlin has more Hollywood friends like Saget pulling for her, making a comeback may not be as hard as it seems.