Jennifer Hudson 'can't wait' to be on TV's 'Smash'

ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- After winning an Academy Award and a Grammy, Jennifer Hudson is taking a roundabout route to give theater a try.

She'll appear on the second season of the television musical drama series "Smash" in a multi-episode arc as a Broadway star named Veronica Moore.

On "Smash," Hudson will join fellow "American Idol" alum Katharine McPhee, who's one of the show's main characters.