Jennifer Hudson has already played a major role on-screen with the late, great Whitney Houston in ‘Sparkle’ and the singer is continuing her career as an actress with multiple appearances on the upcoming second season of NBC’s hit musical drama series ‘Smash.’
Smash is an American musical drama series, revolving around the creation of a new Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. According to TV Line, Hudson will play Veronica, a Tony-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.’ This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson,” said NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt. “Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it.”
‘Smash’ executive producer Steven Spielberg added, “I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC.”
The second season of ‘Smash’ will premiere in January 2013.