“Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Hudson will be making a guest appearance on NBC’s Broadway-inspired television show, “Smash.”
The network announced on Friday that the Oscar-and-Grammy-winning star is set to appear in a multi-episode storyline, and details about her role have been leaked. Her character, Veronica Moore, is a girl who reached her Broadway dream as a Tony Award-winning star but had to pay the price for it. Her arrival will cause tension between Karen, played by season five “American Idol” contestant Katharine McPhee, and Ivy, played by actress Megan Hilty.
The “Smash” cast also includes former “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing and Hollywood legend Anjelica Huston.
Since her 2006 Oscar-winning breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” Hudson has gone on to appear in movies like “Sex and the City” and “The Secret Life of Bee.” She also won a Grammy for her 2008 self-titled debut album. And after her 80-pound weight loss success, she penned the memoir “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down” to chronicle her journey.
This September, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson plans to launch the Jennifer Hudson Collection for QVC. The YBF reports She told WWD,
â€œI feel like I represent every woman. Iâ€™ve been on both sides of the fence. Iâ€™ve been a big girl and now whatever this is, the average size, whatever you want to call it. But I wanted the clothes to be where any girl could wear it â€” no matter what size you are â€” and you could feel comfortable in it.”
And expect to see a lot of leggings in the collection as the singer says she owns over 300 pair. â€œIâ€™m the legging queen. What I love about a legging is, again, itâ€™s a piece you can dress up or down and itâ€™s still comfortable.” Agreed!
QVC EVP Doug Howe explained why their working with Jen saying, â€œShe has this great Cinderella story, an aspiration for different women. We donâ€™t overtly go out to target someone who is Hispanic or African-American. We never look at it that way. It all starts with the personâ€™s story and product. That dictates who buys it.â€