Megan Hilty Teases Redemption for Ivy on 'Smash'
In affairs of the heart, Megan Hilty’s Smash character, Ivy, may be as pure as the L.A. smog. But when she steps in front of the microphone, this songbird’s voice is pure as gold.
Sure, she stole Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) boyfriend on Season 1, but there’s still time for redemption on Season 2.
So how does NBC's Smash top its first season with all its titillating backstage infidelities and romantic reversals?
“I wouldn’t say that it tops last season,” demurred Hilty. “I’d just say it expands from there. There’s at least three musicals happening at the same time, so it covers a wide variety of genres.”
Season 1 introduced us to the cast as they prepped a splashy Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe, which pitted Hilty's Ivy and McPhee's Karen against each other (with a bit of role-thieving by guest star, Uma Thurman, as movie star Rebecca Duvall).
“We did try a lot of things," said Hilty. "Some of them worked and some of them didn't.”
But, don’t worry, Smash fans. It doesn’t mean she’s hankering for a return to Broadway. In fact, she finds stage and TV surprisingly alike but for one distinction.
“It’s such a monster to edit and put together,” she noted. “If people don’t like it, when are we going to change it? It doesn’t matter when we’re airing.”
Smash Season 2 premieres with a two-hour special on Tuesday at 9PM on NBC.