Anyone who thought Karen (Katharine McPhee) on "Smash" was too girl next door is in for a surprise.
A preview of "The Coup," next week's episode of "Smash," (airing Mon., March 26 at 10 p.m. ET) has hit the Internet and it features Karen (Katharine McPhee) in quite the seductive state.
In her performance of "Touch Me" -- written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, according to The Hollywood Reporter -- Karen appears wrapped in a white sheet, singing and thrashing while surrounded by masked men. By the end of the song, she's completely caged in and looks a bit like a "scared bird," as Derek (Jack Davenport) would say.
"The Coup" promises the aftermath of the dramatic workshop, with Karen and Derek conspiring to steal "Marilyn The Musical" from writers Tom and Julia (Christian Borle and Debra Messing), while Ivy (Megan Hilty)'s lead role remains on the rocks. Meanwhile, Eileen (Anjelica Houston) gets a surprise visit from her daughter Katie, played by Meryl Streep's daughter, Grace Gummer. Ryan Tedder is also set to make a guest appearance in the episode.
"Smash" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.