Check out Katharine McPhee’s appearance last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She talks about her experiences moving to New York and, of course, some Smash news.
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Katharine McPhee will grace the cover of Self magazine this March 2012.
On her first experience with the NYC subways: “Smash has a set in Brooklyn, and on my first day of work, I said, ‘I’m going to be a real New Yorker, get there on my own and not spend $30 on a cab.’ But I went the wrong way on the subway, and when I asked for directions, the person in the booth was mean to me. So I ended up crying and in a cab anyway. Now the show sends a van for me.”
On how she unwinds after work: “If I’m not too exhausted, my husband [Nick Cokas] and I go out for a nice neighborhood dinner. Or we do leftovers, maybe lentils and turkey burgers, then Pinkberry for peanut butter yogurt.”
On her Smash workouts: “I do a five-hour dance rehearsal. I feel it in my thighs and calves, but it’s so stop-and-go. I miss my real workout … I love my body when I’m in the best shape I can be in. It feels good to be strong.”
Katharine McPhee performs “Call Me” by Blondie in next week’s episode “Callbacks.” I think this version sounds fantastic. Who’s got the McPheever?!
With Monday’s premiere of NBC’s heavily promoted Smash, season-five American Idol alum Katharine McPhee finally got to show herself off as a triple threat: singer, dancer, actor.
While her vocalizing had already helped give her fans something called McPhever, and her acting chops were put on display in the 2008 movie comedy House Bunny, the performer still harbored some pre-Smash regrets for some roles that got away. Specifically, one in the biggest comedy of 2009.
“It was between me and the girl who got it for The Hangover [as] the bride,” McPhee, 27, recently told PEOPLE. After meeting with director Todd Phillips, “I didn’t get it, but I went all the way. I would have loved to play that part.”
Another new promotional commercial has been posted by NBC which combines the premiere of The Voice and Smash this coming Monday. The video features Katharine McPhee singing Colbie Caillat’s “Brighter Than the Sun.” The episode for this song is unknown, but great to see some new music for the season.
Step behind the scenes in ‘Smash’ as Katharine McPhee and Jack Davenport goof around on set talking to The AP about their characters; the green starlet and the womanizing director.
Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, and Jack Davenport can be seen on this month’s issue of TvGuide Magazine, but what better way then to watch them on video doing the actual photo shoot for it.
If you haven’t checked out the official Smash music video of “Beautiful,” check it out now and let us know what you think. It’s truly B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
“Smash”, the new Broadway hopeful show on NBC was the brainchild of mega-director/producer Steven Spielberg. If you’ve ever wanted to sing and wow an audience you can identify with Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Hilty), two talented girls; one a newbie from Iowa, the other already experienced on Broadway but, never the “star”. Both these gals want to play Marilyn Monroe in a new musical. There will be drama!… and some great established and original music starting on NBC February 6th.
Spielberg recently told press, “I have always had this interest in theater. But what goes on behind all of that, before the curtain even goes up, is something that’s altogether different, and it’s that creative process that really fascinated me; the competition, the creativity, the fights, the dreams, the egos, disappointments, the energy, would make a very, very compelling story”.
TeenTV: Katharine, as a current artist, what do you get out of performing cover songs versus original songs? This show will have both.
Katharine: It’s something I really enjoy. I thought since I’ve spent a lot of time in the recording studios in the last five years that the recording part process of the show would be my least favorite, but I’m not picking favorites of what I do. I would say that the recording process for me is actually really rewarding because it’s such a different pace from the set and we’re really on the set a lot every day so I enjoy it a lot more than I thought I actually would. I also love singing original songs.
It’s definitely different because I’m usually singing songs that I’m hearing for the first time, and it’s such a fast pace that we’re on so you don’t get a whole lot of time to sit with the songs and perfect them. It is different because I think of myself as more of a pop artist, and Megan here has got the big Broadway voice, so I’m always trying to balance the two so that they are cohesive together so that it makes sense in terms of the show.
Katharine McPhee, Angelica Houston, Debra Messing and Uma Thurman attended the Smash premiere at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Below are some of the great shots taken of the cast: