Exclusive: Smash Finds Its JFK — Plus, Watch the New Season 2 Trailer

Smash Season 2 Spoilers: Julian Ovenden as JFKMore than a bit of Camelot is coming to NBC’s Smash, with the casting of a British actor as Bombshell‘s John F. Kennedy.

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Julian Ovenden, whose TV credits include the UK series Foyle’s War and Any Human Heart, plus ABC’s Cashmere Mafia — has landed the role of Simon, the actor who will play opposite Karen Cartwright as Marilyn Monroe’s infamous Canoodler-in-Chief, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Ovenden, a tenor who won choral scholarships to Eton and New College Oxford, will appear in multiple episodes of Season 2, after the role was beefed up considerably at the time of casting.

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Speaking of Smash‘s return (on Tuesday, Feb. 5), NBC has released a new promo. Check it out right here:



Comments (10)

  • Jennifer Hudson gives me chills!! This is looking to be a great season!

    Comment by A – January 7, 2013 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This season looks really good, very excited.

    Comment by Gabrielle – January 7, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for the premiere!

    Comment by Jared – January 7, 2013 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • he is sexy, that is all

    Comment by sia – January 7, 2013 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “The clip you selected isn’t available in your country.”

    I reached the point a couple of months ago that any network that blocks Canadians from clips get off of my “buy the season DVDs and support the show/network” list. I know it won’t make too big of a difference, but it makes me feel vindictively happy.

    Comment by Mellie – January 7, 2013 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know right? I mean, would it kill the networks to let us Canadians watch these preview clips? So annoying!

      Comment by popculturedrandoms – January 7, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay very excited.. although that promo was nearly identical to the first one. I hope they haven’t totally cut out Megan Hilty though. Her character might be annoying, but she is hella talented!

    Comment by Danielle H. – January 7, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so excited for season 2 of SMASH!

    Team Karen

    Comment by marta – January 7, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He has a fantastic voice! I’m really looking forward to the talent appearing on Smash this season.

    Comment by Chelsea – January 8, 2013 04:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jennifer Hudson is amazing. And so excited for Sean Hayes :)

    Comment by SaraK – January 9, 2013 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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