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Uma Thurman has been recruited for a major arc on NBC's midseason musical drama Smash. The Oscar-nominated actress will guest star in five episodes of the series, playing a character who is described as a "famous and somewhat difficult movie star who flirts with the idea of starring in Marilyn," the musical about Marilyn Monroe. Thurman, best known for toplining Kill Bill, has recently starred in The Producers, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, My Zinc Bed and Motherhood, and will appear in the upcoming Eloise in Paris. Smash follows the procress of creating a Broadway musical based on the

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