Katharine McPhee Fronts Allure's 2012 Style & Beauty Issue

Posted Monday August 6, 2012 8:16 PM GMT

Taking time away from filming the second season of her hit series "Smash," Katharine McPhee scored herself a high-profile gig the Beauty & Style issue of Allure magazine.

The 28-year-old singer/actress donned an array of stylish ensembles for the flirty Norman Jean Roy shot spread lining the pages while dishing about everything from her NBC program to being a Los Angeles native.

Highlights from Miss McPhee's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Allure!

On not appearing to be a Los Angeles native:
"I've always been told that I don't seem like a Los Angeles native. I think that comes from my family and from the people in my circle. It's important to be polite—to make someone feel like they're the only person in the room."

On her post-Idol career plotting:
"There had been so many parts that I didn't get or came so close to getting. After a pilot I was in didn't get picked up, I remember crying that nothing's really clicking, nothing's ever going to happen."

On her 'Smash' character's evolution:
"In some of the later episodes, we get to see Karen stick up for herself and have some strong interactions with people instead of being meek. I really relate to that, because I see myself as someone who's finally grown into being more sure of her thoughts and opinions."

Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for Allure