On Thursday night, “Smash” held its grand premiere event in New York City — and with that, its rising star ended up becoming a focus of the red carpet.
In the slideshow box to the left, you can check out some new photos of Katharine McPhee — the former “American Idol” star who has managed to find herself a brand-new career over five years after she first appeared on the talent show. McPhee will ironically be playing the role of an aspiring star on the NBC series who is trying to make in a Broadway production based on Marilyn Monroe.
Expectations are high for “Smash” to succeed — buzz has early led to strong reviews from critics, and the potential for ratings will be there following an episode of “The Voice” on Monday, February 6.
What do you think about McPhee’s premiere look?