Katharine McPhee On Fashion, Future & Making Sacrifices

Posted Saturday January 5, 2013 11:06 AM GMT

Katharine McPhee is set to star in the hit NBC series “Smash” for a second season, and took to Lucky magazine to kick off promotions.

The 28-year-old “American Idol” alum looked picture-perfect for the publication’s February 2013 issue — and opened up about her fashion transformation as well as what she sees in her (very near) future.

On her fashion transformation:
"Music was pretty much all I did growing up. but I love clothes. On [American Idol], I was very strategic with my look. I specifically wore very little makeup, did very little with my hair. I wore beat-up jeans and a simple jacket and I covered my body because I knew that viewers like seeing transformation. As a viewer myself, it was one of those I looked forward to."

On New York City life:
"I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I hated living in New York for the first six months."

On making sacrifices:
"When you're on a show like this, one that requires so much singing, you have to be really protective of your instrument. You don't get to just, like, go out and party all night."

On her plan for the future:
"In five years I'd love to have done a play and a few movies, and of course I hope "Smash" keeps going."

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