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Season 5, 2nd place
Then: Struggling actress
Now: Marilyn Monroe
McPhee’s debut album sold a respectable 380,000 copies, and she went on to record two others. But in recent years, she’s been focusing more on acting, with her comedic performances in The House Bunny and Community. On Smash, her Karen Cartwright went from a Broadway understudy to the star—playing Marilyn Monroe.
On acting: “I have gone through a lot of agents in the last five years,” McPhee told The Daily Beast, earlier this year. “Just build my resume. Just get me a freakin’ job. It was really frustrating. I would be up for some big movie, not a huge part, but a decent part, and when it would come down to it, [they’d say] she’s great, but she doesn’t have experience. I can’t tell you how often that happens … Even if I didn’t have Idol, I’d have some other challenge that someone would want to pigeonhole me into—‘Oh, she came from a TV show, when TV wasn’t acceptable to become a movie star.’ It’s like, Jennifer Hudson will never be a movie star, and she’s proven them wrong.”
By Jace Lacob
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So sad. No one prepares them for the after-life of the show.
The more recent alums should know based on the past, even though I guess they don't know completely that they might not get anything. As for people from the first few seasons, that sucks. But a lot of them really aren't that talented vocally so.... whaddya expect
Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:14 PM
"well i hope larry asks katharine questions so we can see how katharine reponds to his questions he will be asking her." --carriefan06
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