So far the main dramatic thrust of the new and delightful musical dramedy Smash has been whether Broadway vet Ivy (Wicked’s Megan Hilty) or newbie Karen (American Idol’s Katharine McPhee) will get the juicy part of Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming musical Bombshell. Both have had their moments and the actors are doing some amazing work. However, the producers of the show are giving them some serious competition in the form of movie star Rebecca Duvall played by Oscar nominee Uma Thurman. Yeah, I think she’s totally wrong for the part, but that never stops Hollywood from miscasting stars in real life. So, the storyline makes a good deal of sense and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds. Check out a teaser clip of Thurman singing and dancing below. She’s pretty good actually. That’s not too much of a shock since she was perhaps the best thing in the film adaptation of the Tony winning musical The Producers. Watch Smash, which was recently renewed for a second season, tonight at 10pm on NBC.
Smash Preview 4/16/12