Kill Bill star Uma Thurman is coming to the small screen -- at least for a temporary stay.

Thurman has signed on for NBC's upcoming musical drama Smash, in a five-episode arc, the network announced Thursday. Thurman will play a famous and somewhat difficult movie star who flirts with the idea of starring in 'Marilyn,' the musical within the musical.

Smash, which debuts February 6 at 10 p.m. ET, stars Debra Messing, Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James and revolves around the production of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Katharine McPhee, Anjelica Huston and Megan Hilty also star.

Thurman's upcoming big-screen projects include Eloise in Paris, based on Kay Thompson's children's book.