The Broadway actress Krysta Rodriguez has been signed on to Smash as a series regular for the second season. She will be playing a character named Ana and is Karen’s (Katherine McPhee) “fun and spunky new roommate” who’s also “an ensemble member in Broadway shows trying to make her mark.” It makes sense that Karen would find a roommate because last season she lived with her boyfriend, Dev (played by Raza Jaffrey), and he is going to be exiting the show early-on in season two.
Rodriguez played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family musical and has appeared in several other productions. Do you think that Ana will end up being competition for Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Hilty)? Are you excited about these new characters that are being cast for season two?