$\DeclareMathOperator\mod{mod}\DeclareMathOperator\GL{GL}$ Consider a basic connected finite dimensional algebra $A$ over an algebraically closed field $k$, with $n$ distinct isomorphism classes of simple (left) $A$-modules. For a fixed integer $d$, let $\mod(A,d)$ denote the variety of all left $A$-modules of $k$-dimension $d$. View $\mod(A,d)$ as a variety under the action of the general linear group $\GL(d)$, via conjugation. The connected components of $\mod(A,d)$ are well-known: They are given by the module varieties $\mod(A,\underline{e})$, for a dimension vector $\underline{e} \in \mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}^{n}$. Namely, $\underline{e}={(e_i)}_{i=1}^{n}$ with $e_1+\dotsb+e_n=d$.

Thinking about such module varieties, I was wondering if the following question has a known answer:

Let $\mathcal{Z}$ be an irreducible component in a representation variety $\mod(A,\underline{e})$. In $\mathcal{Z}$, one can talk about some orbits in $\mathcal{Z}$ which are trivially closed and smooth (such as the orbits of semisimple modules, or those of similar nature). I can make the preceding sentence more precise if needed, but experts should be able to identify such "trivial" cases. It is often easier if $A$ is viewed as a quotient of a path algebra, of the form $kQ/I$, where $Q$ is a finite connected quiver. Thus, $\mod(A,\underline{e})$ can be seen as the representation variety.

That said, I am wondering if $\mathcal{Z}$ can be smooth such that all "Non-trivial" orbit closures in $\mathcal{Z}$ are singular. If that can happen, I would like to see an example of this phenomenon, and furthermore, know if there is any non-trivial set of conditions which guarantees that every smooth irreducible component $\mathcal{Z}$ contains at least one smooth orbit closure.