Airing this Sunday at 9/8c on USA, Smith will play the role of Columbia University mythology professor Cleo Alexander. In the episode, based off the now notorious series of injuries from Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,” Detective Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) calls upon Alexander to explain the meaning of the Icarus myth.
Making her on-screen acting debut, Smith told TV Guide, “I knew that it wasn’t going to be simple, but it was a little more daunting than I expected.”
She also said that D’Onofrio, who brought her on the show, helped her prepare for the role. “He’s been taught by the greatest, and he taught me, so I feel like if I had to do it again, I’d be really good,” she says. “He’s such a great actor, such a great director and becoming such a good friend.”
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