NBC has just announced that Golden Globe winner Uma Thurman (Kill Bill) will have a five-episode guest starring role on the Steven Spielberg-produced musical drama Smash, starring Katharine McPhee.
According to the press release, Thurman will be playing — surprise! — a famous movie star who flirts with the idea of starring in Marilyn, the musical within the musical show. The character is described as being “somewhat difficult” and will presumably pose a dominating threat for leading ladies Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty). Her role on Smash markes Thurman’s first television role to date.
Smash will debut on Monday, February 6 at 10PM ET, following Superbowl Sunday.