NBC's Smash Lures Uma Thurman For Major Arc

NBC’s midseason musical drama Smash is adding some major starpower.

In what marks her first significant TV gig, Uma Thurman is joining the already-impressive cast as a famous and somewhat difficult movie star who flirts with the idea of starring in Marilyn, the musical within the musical.

The Broadway-themed Smash, which stars Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston, makes its debut on Monday, February 6 at 10/9c.

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  1. Templar says:

    Not a fan of Uma, but love the rest of the cast. Can’t wait.

  2. nate says:

    hell yea!!!

  3. bridget says:

    Interesting but when is Smash going to hire some of those Mormon boys?

    • John says:

      As a big current musical theatre fan, I do think having Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, or Rory O’Malley on the show would be awesome, but the fact that Megan Hilty, Brian D’arcy James, Christian Borle, and Will Chase are already fixtures of the cast is keeping me plenty happy for now.

  4. Michael Sacal says:

    She’s to Smash what Paltrow was to Glee.

  5. Babygate says:

    I’m actually looking forward to this show. But I don’t like that is up against Castle so I will have to watch on Hulu.

  6. jennrae says:

    Do we know yet if the singing on this show is more along the lines of rehearsals, auditions, etc–singing with a purpose–as opposed to bursting into song for no apparent reason that you typically see in musicals?

    And having seen the clip with McPhee singing “Beautiful” I know I much prefer her singing music that shows her technically fantastic, clear as a bell voice rather than huge songs with a lot of power (not to mention production), a la Aguilera. When she was on Idol McPhee gravitated toward the big songs, too, but it’s just not her strength. It’s frustrating because she doesn’t need to do all that.

  7. D says:

    With all the work and buzz surrounding this, nothing will make me sadder if it flops.

  8. Paul says:

    Can’t wait for this show to start!