Jennifer Hudson is Next Guest Star on "Smash"!

Posted Saturday June 23, 2012 9:56 AM GMT

NBC’s hit show “Smash” is gaining even more star-power as the network announced that it is featuring Jennifer Hudson in a guest appearance on its second season.

The “Dreamgirls” star will play Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star whose arrival will impact the lives of the show's dueling Marilyns, Karen and Ivy, played by Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty, respectively.

The 30-year-old actress will first appear in the season-two premiere, which will return during the midseason, and will stick around for a "multi-episode arc."

"We're thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to Smash," Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, says in a statement. "This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that's a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson. Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it."

“I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC,” added Executive producer Steven Spielberg. “It's wonderful to be reunited with her at DreamWorks Television and NBC."

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