NBC’s ‘Smash‘ is getting another American Idol veteran.
Grammy winner and ‘Idol’ alum Jennifer Hudson is joining the NBC show in a recurring role for its second season, announced Friday.
Hudson, who won an Oscar for her role in the 2006 movie Dreamgirls, will play the recurring character Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning actress, in the NBC show’s second season.
“We’re thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to ‘Smash,’” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.
“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.” he added.
According to executive producer Stephen Spielberg, said: “I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC.” Spielberg worked with Hudson on ‘Dreamgirls.’