Rebecca Duvall finally makes it on stage and offers a stunning performance! See it. Uma Thurman performs “Dig Deep” on Smash as Rebecca Duvall, an original song. Watch after the jump:
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The movie star has some big ideas for Marilyn.
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.
“THE MOVIE STAR”
04/16/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : “Bombshell” is turned upside-down by the arrival of movie star Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman). Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) are drawn into an uneasy alliance against their new rival — but can they overcome their history? The romance between Tom (Christian Borle) and Sam (Leslie Odom, Jr.) heats up, while Julia (Debra Messing) and Frank (Brian D’Arcy James) must put aside their differences to address a family crisis. Dev (Raza Jaffrey) faces a big decision. Anjelica Huston and Jack Davenport also star.
The Smash: Season 1 Episode Guide has been updated.
NBC’s musical drama pays homage to Indian movies with an elaborate performance airing April 23. It’s a dream sequence, set to the original song ”A Thousand and One Nights” written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and is triggered by the strained relationship between Karen (Katharine McPhee, pictured) and Dev (Raza Jeffrey). ”They have dinner in an Indian restaurant and there are Bollywood numbers playing in the videos on the wall,” says Smash creator Theresa Rebeck.
”The tension [between Karen and Dev] is kinda being whipped up by [guest star] Uma Thurman, who plays a star joining Marilyn the Musical,” says Smash creator Theresa Rebeck. ”So in the middle of the fight, Karen falls into this fantasy.”
“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.”