Jennifer Hudson is joining Season 2 of Smash! For a multi-episode arc… She’ll be playing Veronica, a Broadway star.
I’m so excited! Best news to come from this series so far. Can’t wait for Season 2!
From TV Guide:
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) June 22, 2012
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson joining Season 2 of #Smash for multi-episode arc. Story to come… @NBCSmash
She’ll play Veronica, a 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 NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “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.”
Added Smash EP Steven Spielberg: “I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC.”