October 22, 2012 12:00 PM

“THIS SEASON Ivy Lynn’s fighting for her happiness,” says Smash’s production designer Kalina Ivanov of Hilty’s down-on-her-luck Broadway actress. “She’s lost the role of Marilyn, so now her life revolves around auditioning. She also has a wonderful artistic side to her, so I wanted to show that spirit in her space.”


“This area is Ivy’s version of a dressing room,” says Ivanov. “We used her accessories as art, so she can grab them and go on auditions.”


“This board cheers her up!” says Ivanov of the collage above the character’s desk, which sports a picture frame with the word “happiness.” “It’s a collection of photos and postcards from all the different places she’s been.”

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