American Idol alum, and movie star, Jennifer Hudson is set to join NBC’s Smash for a multi episode arc when the musical drama comes back to TV at mid-season! She’ll join fellow American Idol alum and series regular, Katharine McPhee who plays Iowa innocent, Karen, currently the star of the Marilyn musical Bombshell.
Jennifer will play Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning Broadway star who impacts Karen and Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) lives.
“We’re thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to ‘Smash,’” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “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.”
It’s been a big news day for Jennifer, who also will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.