Am I supposed to feel bad that Ivy may try to kill herself on Smash? You spend the entire season being an evil, insufferable cunt and I’m supposed to feel bad because your scheming didn’t pay off and you didn’t get Marilyn? That’s like asking me to be sad if Ellis got cancer.
First off, even if you AREN’T an Ivy fan, you should know as a viewer of the show that she’s been through absolute shit. Her mother is a formal broadway star that has her being the shadow, of course she’d want to live up to her expectations. And where did she end up? In the chorus of a broadway.
Derek, is a manipulative player that thinks since he’s director he can fuck around and do whatever the hell he pleases, which, unfortunately in Ivy’s case she wasn’t aware of that. She fell in love with him. And that did her no good because he proved time and time again that he wasn’t interested in that way. Eventually after she started up on pills to help her get better she ended up getting addicted, overdosing and then ultimately getting a bad reputation that knocks her down several positions in the acting world.
And to be honest she really DID deserve the part. Karen’s character was barely developed in any sense and there was nothing she did to make me LIKE her. Ivy had the body for Marilyn, the voice, the acting. I just didn’t like they chose Karen to play Marilyn. Especially that it was Derek’s choice vs. everyone else who knew Ivy would be better.
And SECOND of all, it doesn’t matter who gets cancer, you should feel bad. I don’t care if they murdered someone, it doesn’t matter if you don’t like the person or not, cancer is cancer— and it’s nothing to cheer about just because you don’t like the person. How inconsiderate.