by Christina Garibaldi
From Broadway sensation to television newcomer, Megan Hilty is sure to be a "Smash." The 30-year-old actress stars in the new NBC series as Ivy, a singer vying for the lead role in a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. And this girl can do it all. She can dance, act, and she certainly can sing. With plenty of buzz building for this rising star, we're naming Megan this week’s Girl Crush!
When Megan stopped by the MTV Newsroom recently, we couldn't wait to tell her about the prestigious title. "I think that’s quite an honor, hopefully I can live up to that," she said with a smile. "But the one thing that I’m proud of is having a real person’s body and being on television, so hopefully that can be helpful to some people. You don’t have to be teeny, teeny tiny to be a success, so hopefully that can be something that I can help people with."
We couldn’t agree more, Megan! So who is your Girl Crush, might we ask?
“Oh gosh, there are so many," she responded. "Right now, it’s Kristen Wiig because she’s so smart. Everything she does is so intelligent, and she’s fearless and I love that. I’d watch her do anything.”
Could we see a possible "Saturday Night Live" appearance in the future for Megan? We hope so!
Be sure to check Megan (and co-star Katharine McPhee) in action when “Smash” premieres tonight!
Do you have a Girl Crush on Megan? Will you be watching "Smash" on Monday?