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Wow, major casting news from NBC’s Smash: Uma Thurman has signed on for a multi-episode arc on the show.

The film star will appear in five episodes of the midseason musical drama, playing “a famous and somewhat difficult movie star who flirts with the idea of starring in ‘Marilyn'” — the Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe that’s being staged by the show’s characters.

The Pulp Fiction star hasn’t often taken small-screen parts, but did win a Golden Globe for her 2002 performance in the TV movie Hysterical Blindness. Smash premieres Monday, Feb. 6.

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