Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson Lands Smash Role25 June 2012
Jennifer Hudson Lands Smash Role
The singer/actress shot to fame as a contestant on American Idol, before going on to win a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her turn in Dreamgirls.
Now, she's returning to the small screen to play a Tony-Award winning Broadway star in the hit U.S. series, which focuses on the world of New York's theatre district.
Smash's executive producer Steven Spielberg says, "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."
Hudson will join another American Idol alumni on the show - Katherine MCPhee plays the show's lead Karen Cartwright.
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