Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn
What’s ahead for Ivy this season?
It’s all about change in Season 2. Both personally and professionally — everything. She wants to be a better person.
Is there a little Marilyn coming up in her life?
Maybe. But before that can even be an option there are other things in the way.
Yes, with Sean Hayes.
What’s your album like?
It’s not anything anybody would be expecting. It’s not musical theater at all. It’s like the other stuff I do on “Smash” … It’s half covers, half originals and I’m really proud of it. It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything that’s not connected to a character. It’s just me.
Read the full interview at Huffington Post.
Inside TV at Entertainment Weekly has given us some brief spoilers for the upcoming season, particularly for Megan’s character, Ivy. Check them out:
What can we expect in the next season of Smash? Will Ivy and Karen be friends? — @KayleighMays_xx
As if! And I have to agree with Megan Hilty, who says that the pair’s constant rivalry is “part of the rollercoaster ride of their relationship.” But, she adds, “They have to have a reason to come together and usually it’s over a common enemy. Those are some of my favorite scenes to play.” And our faves to watch!
Was [Megan Hilty] happy about how Smash‘s first season ended, with Karen getting the part and her character on the brink of destruction? — @SamanthaSysak1
Yes — because she gets to come back with a vengeance in season 2! But, says Hilty, it doesn’t happen “in the way you’d expected [it] to.” “All I do know is that in the very first episode, you’ll see her making some very big changes — like within the first couple of minutes, which is exciting. It’s time for her to explore something new.” she says.
With her relationship (and her career) hanging by a thread, Ivy lets loose with this emotional number.
On tonight’s new episode of “Smash,” we are going to see the arrival of a new character who very much could have consequences for our current two contenders to play Marilyn Monroe. After all, she is a Hollywood star.
Speaking to TVLine, Megan Hilty (Ivy) described just what her character’s feeling is going to be after hearing that Rebecca Duvall (played by Uma Thurman) is going to be entering the picture as a serious contender for the role:
“The reception [Rebecca] gets is very mixed … Some people think she will save the show, some think she’ll do damage to it… and some don’t see any need for a star.
Movie stars are always a threat to everybody … The more famous you are, especially on Broadway, the more you trump everybody else.”
Will Duvall get the part? That is to be seen, but expect to see the character around for pretty much the remainder of the season.
Last night, Megan Hilty graced her presence on the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno. Watch as she talks about Wicked, Smash, and does a little “chicken song” for the audience.
Marilyn Monroe may have left us in body, but her spirit is alive and well thanks to Megan Hilty, who plays Broadway baby Ivy Lynn on the NBC musical series Smash. And while Hilty is no stranger to life as a Broadway star, having played Glinda in the production of Wicked, her transition into television has her on the way to becoming a household name. But aside from the show’s extremely talented cast, the musical drama itself hosts an incredible score of original Marilyn Monroe-themed songs. And just like the rest of us, Hilty has a favorite: “”Let’s Be Bad.”"
Hollywood.com News Editor Lindsey DiMattina spoke with Hilty at Duracell’s March 21 kick-off For “”Rely On Copper to Go for The Gold”" Olympics program in New York City, and got an inside scoop on the actress’s take on the small-screen production of Marilyn: The Musical and her transition into a Smash-ing star.
On her favorite Marilyn Monroe musical number:
“”With the original music, they’re all so beautiful, but I’d definitely say ‘Let’s Be Bad’…It was just this huge number and it was the first one we ever did that was fully fantasy. It was great.”"
She has certainly been centre stage in more ways than one as the wannabe Karen Cartwright on NBC Broadway drama series Smash.
And now Katharine McPhee is very much the centre of attention in the fashion stakes too, as she poses for a new photo shoot for Elle magazine in Joe Zee‘s A-Zee column.
Smash star Katharine McPhee took centre stage in a orange and black dress and black heels in the forthcoming issue of Elle magazine
The 27-year-old singer and actress cuts a stunning figure in an orange and black Bottega Veneta dress and Tom Ford sandals.
With her hair down, she is styled for a ‘first date’ look and stands alone under the spotlights in a theatre.
Another shot shows her looking a little more demure in a grey short sleeved silky Jason Wu dress and maroon coloured velvet sandals for a ‘job opening’ look, styled by creative director Joe Zee.
And Megan Hilty, who plays Katharine’s arch rival Ivy Lynn on the show, also got a slice of the action, posing in a ‘job opening’ style in a geometric jacket over a corset style Bottega Veneta dress.
Megan Hilty discusses working with the woman that she grew up idolizing.
“Smash” has found its Marilyn Monroe in Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty), and Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) is well on her way to taking the stage as part of her first Broadway ensemble. So, what’s next on “Smash”? Drama, guest stars and lots of songs.
On the docket: “Shake It Out,” a Florence and the Machine cover McPhee said she enjoyed doing, “Rose’s Turn,” “Our Day Will Come” and in episode five, “Let’s Be Bad,” an original song that Hilty described as “epic.”
“It can be kind of confusing because I’m Megan playing Ivy Lynn who is playing Marilyn who is playing Sugar in ‘Some Like It Hot’ and she’s wasted so she’s messing up the whole number,” Hilty told HuffPost TV from the set. “But she’s still kind of fantastic in some moments.”