NBC’s “Smash” quickly became one of my favorite shows last season as it was full of drama from the stage accompanied by plenty of great voices from the stage. Well now, Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning actress-singer Jennifer Hudson has signed on for a multi-episode arc on“Smash.” Jennifer’s first episode will be the second-season premiere where she’ll portray Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).
“We’re thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to ‘Smash,’” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. “This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson. Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it.”
The show’s executive producer, Steven Spielberg, said: “First ‘Dreamgirls,’ now ‘Smash.’ I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC. It’s wonderful to be reunited with her at DreamWorks Television and NBC.”
I’m even more excited about the second season now! Congrats Jenn!