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Katharine McPhee Talks ‘Smash’ on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee stopped by ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ on Friday to talk about her Broadway-themed show ‘Smash,’ as well as her misadventures on the Staten Island Ferry while filming in New York City.

McPhee told Fallon about the premise of ‘Smash,’ in which she plays an aspiring theater actress who is up for the role of Marilyn Monroe in a new show. “She’s sort of a fresh face, more of a newcomer to the scene, and they’re not quite sure whether they want to take a chance on somebody so new and green in the business. And I don’t really look like the part.”

In the pilot episode, McPhee’s character Karen auditions for the role of Marilyn and makes an impression on the director and the rest of his staff, who had been assuming rival actress Ivy would get the part. The second episode, featuring a performance of Blondie’s ‘Call Me,’ airs tonight, Feb. 13, on NBC.

McPhee, a self-described L.A. girl, also talked about her difficulties adjusting to public transportation in New York City. She recalled an unfortunate incident on the Staten Island Ferry where she brought her two dogs and attempted to have them bond with another dog on the ferry, only to discover it was the authorities’ bomb-sniffing dog. Though the rude security guard had her in tears, the incident made for a funny story!

Watch Part 1 of Katharine McPhee’s Interview on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Watch Part 2 of Katharine McPhee’s Interview on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

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