Megan Hilty, Katharine McPheeMark Seliger/NBC Smash

Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) and Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) are both vying for the role of Marilyn Monroe on tonight’s episode of Smash, and we caught with Hilty at New York Fashion Week to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to channel the icon. “It’s so much fun,” Hilty said of playing Monroe. “At first it’s a little terrifying, taking on something like that, but I get to hide behind my character a little bit. I can say ‘Oh, Ivy Lynn is playing Marilyn.’” Catch Smash tonight at 10/9c on NBC. Tell us: Are you Team Ivy or Team Karen?

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