Singer Jennifer Hudson has inked a deal to guest star on the new musical series Smash. Get the details surrounding Hudson’s role below.
American Idol alumni Jennifer Hudson is set to appear in a multi-guest arc on NBC’s Broadway series ‘Smash’ that stars actors Debra Messing and Jack Davenport. The news was revealed that Hudson will show up in the series’ upcoming second season as the character Veronica Moore, who is described as a Tony Award-winning star of Broadway that will change the lives of both series regulars Karen, who is played by former Idol star Katharine McPhee, and Megan Hilty’s Ivy.
Both Steven Spielberg, who serves as an executive producer of the show, and NBC’s Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, were excited about Hudson joining the cast for a guest appearance.
“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,” Spielberg stated.
Robert Greenblatt was also enthusiastic. “This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson.” Adding, “Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it.” It sounds like there will be some thrilling drama when Hudson makes her big debut.
The new series of ‘Smash’ will premiere this coming 2013. Adding the series to her resume, Hudson has also appeared in the reboot of The Three Stooges where she stars as Sister Rosemary. She has also worked on movies such as The Secret Life of Bees, Fragments, and Sex and the City. The thirty year old, who will reportedly be added to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next year, is said to be filming on both upcoming releases, Lullaby and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.
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