On Monday yet another TV show phenomena was unraveled by NBC with the premiere of the heavily promoted drama “Smash.” Another hot talent is also emerging with this TV Show and she is the American Idol season 5 contestant, Katherine McPhee. The girl has proved she is a triple threat with her acting, dancing and singing talents.
Her strong vocal abilities were evident from American Idol which have also given her fans the McPhever. On the other hand, she put her acting talent on display in the comedy movie “House Bunny” in 2008. Now she has landed this one of a kind role in “Smash” but the lady has a few regrets on losing some big time roles.
One of them is the biggest comedy of 2009, “The Hangover.” The actress spoke about her loss recently.
“It was between me and the girl who got it for The Hangover [as] the bride. After meeting with director Todd Phillips, I didn’t get it, but I went all the way. I would have loved to play that part.”
But rather than saying that the ‘grapes are sour’ the hot emerging McPhee went to watch Hangover and enjoyed it every bit as the others did.
“It was so much better than I would have ever thought it could be. It was unbelievably hysterical, and I remember in the theater I was like, ‘I wish I had gotten that part!’ “
It has been said that Smash director Karen Cartwright might be entering a musical role of Marylin Monroe and this is the dilemma that McPhee also identifies with, as she said:
“I think you’re always in that place, no matter what level you’re at. Even the biggest of actresses, unless you get the direct offer, whenever there’s a hot project, all the top actresses go in for the part. Everyone in this business can relate.”
“It’s always about trying to prove yourself, to get people to see you in a different light, and in my case it rang more true, because I’ve come close to getting movies and not getting them – having it be between me and two other girls … and not getting it. It’s just the name of the game.”
Just one question for Miss McPhee then, how do we make a name for ourselves in this huge industry?
“You keep plugging ahead if you believe in yourself, and you have people around who believe in you.”
Watch the extended trailer of hit Smash drama that premiered a few days ago on NBC below: