Jennifer Hudson will join the NBC musical series for a multi-episode arc, beginning with the Season 2 premiere, the network announced on Friday.
The Oscar winner will play Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (played fellow "Idol" alum Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).
Steven Spielberg, who serves as executive producer on the hit show, is thrilled to have Jennifer guest starring with the talented cast.
"First 'Dreamgirls,' now 'Smash.' I have no doubt Jennifer will continue ...
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