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Jennifer Hudson Set to Guest Star on Smash! Who Is She Playing?

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Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) better watch out, because a Dreamgirl is coming to Broadway!

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is set to guest star on Smash's upcoming second season, NBC announced in a press release. Yes, perfect casting!

So who is the Dreamgirls star playing? And how long is she sticking around? Find out...

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Hudson will play Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star (natch!), whose arrival will impact the lives of the show's dueling Marilyns, Karen and Ivy!

Hudson will first appear in the season-two premiere (Smash returns to NBC's schedule at midseason) and will stick around for a "multi-episode arc." 

"We're thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to Smash," Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, says 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."

Executive producer Steven Spielberg adds, "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. It's wonderful to be reunited with her at DreamWorks Television and NBC."

Hudson won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Effie White in 2006's Dreamgirls. If that's not enough for ya, Hudson is also a Grammy winner!

(E! and NBC are part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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