Tonight, Bernadette Peters makes her “Smash” debut as Ivy Lynn’s (Megan Hilty) spotlight-hogging, Tony Award-winning mother, Leigh Conroy. Demonstrating certified Grade A narcissistic behavior, Leigh’s appearance at the “Marilyn” workshop offers more than a few telling insights into the origins of Ivy’s deep-seated insecurities. Above, watch Ivy Lynn shrink at her mom’s grand entrance into rehearsals.
Even for Ivy’s crowning solo, Leigh continues to overshadow her daughter:
So what does Leigh think of Marilyn?