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Why Felicity Huffman Loves Austin

Felicity Huffman: Why She Loves Shooting American Crime in Austin
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02/20/2016 AT 02:20 PM EST

Shooting on location away from home has it's challenges for Felicity Huffman. But if her ABC drama American Crime couldn't be filmed in Los Angeles, she's glad it's shooting in Austin.

"It's a great city," says the actress, who is featured in the current issue of PEOPLE. "The people there are so kind and polite and outgoing and friendly. I love working there."

This is the second season the anthology series has shot in the capital of Texas, which has given Huffman, 52, plenty of time to explore the city.

"Working out there is great. I take yoga and spin classes and run around Lady Bird Lake," she says. "And they have such unique stores and restaurants. I love eating at [Japanese restaurant] Uchi and getting butter coffee at Picnik."

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And Huffman isn't the only one excited about the city.

"There's something like 185 people moving there every day," she says. "That's crazy!"

American Crime airs Wednesdays (10 p.m. ET) on ABC.
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