Jennifer Hudson to appear on 'Smash'

Jennifer Hudson to appear on 'Smash'
Jennifer Hudson

The Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson has signed on to star in the musical drama TV series 'Smash' and will join the cast as Vanessa Moore for a multi-episode arc.

The show, starring Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Katherine McPhee is a Marilyn Monroe-based musical. Jennifer Hudson is not the first celebrity asked to join the project, as Uma Thruman and Nick Jonas previously guest starred in 'Smash'. The NBC drama needs a boost after its ratings went down and it seems that producers count on Hudson to get the show to its early expectations. The singer's fans won't have to wait for long, as Jennifer's character, Vanessa, will appear on the Season 2 premiere. Moore is a Tony award-winning Broadway star who will shake up the lives of Ivy (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katherine McPhee). NBC's Robert Greenblatt issued a statement and explained Jennifer's role: '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.'

Jennifer Hudson will bring a loyal fan base, and producers count on a fresh category of viewers to boost the show's ratings. Steven Spielberg seems convinced he made the right choice and said the singer/actress 'will deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC'.

Hudson, who is a Golden Globe winner, Grammy Award winner, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her debut film 'Dreamgirls', has two other projects going into production this summer: 'Lullaby' and 'The Invevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete'.

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