Smash star and American Idol alumna Katharine McPhee appears on the February 2013 cover of Lucky magazine—on newsstands today! Inside, she dishes on everything from partying to paparazzi, New York vs. LA, her future plans and not having kids right this second... Read on for all our favorite bits.
On looking back at paparazzi shots: "Now I look back and I will be like, Where did I get those things that I was wearing? Oh right, they were sent to me by some PR company, and you think because they're free, they're awesome, but when you look back at the photos and you look horrible in them, I'm like, God, what was I thinking?"
On spending her time not partying: "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 not having kids right this second: "I once thought that by now I'd have lots of children, but actually I'm really enjoying being able to go from point A to point B and the only worry I have is have my dogs been walked. I'm selfish right now, but that's how and where I should be. The thing is, work is the thing I love the most."
On moving to New York: "I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I hated living in New York for the first six months." The upside? "I couldn't really put my finger on it. There's so much diversity on the streets here. You get to leave work behind when you leave; not everything is an actor."
Where she sees herself in five years: "In five years I'd love to have done a play and a few movies, and of course I hope Smash keeps going."
Want to check out the rest of the interview? Read it right here. And don't forget to pick up a February 2013 issue of Lucky, on newsstands today!