'Smash's Megan Hilty: 'I lose my mind all over again'

Before she became Ivy, the chorus girl desperate to headline a Broadway show on NBC's "Smash," Megan Hilty had achieved this goal.She replaced Kristin Chenoweth in "Wicked" and played the Dolly Parton character in "9 to 5." Naturally, the TV series about the making of a Broadway musical resonated with her."It seems way too good to be true," Hilty tells Zap2it. "When I initially saw the script, it made me feel like I wouldn't get it. It seemed too good to be true. It really is an honor to get to represent my community on television."Last season, Ivy was a mess, making awful choices about men and abusing pills. Though part of the creative team trying to mount this show wants Ivy to star as Marilyn Monroe, the director does not. This season, she has turned around her life."Smash" is shot in New York, and the show's guest stars are often Broadway actors, including some of...



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