Antoinette Robertson is the newest cast member of the CW hit show Hart of Dixie. Appearing alongside Rachel Bilson and Jaime King – she plays Lynly – the spoiled and trouble making cousin of the small town’s mayor that comes to Bluebell to mend her broken heart.
Celebrity Teen Scoop recently caught up with the actress to talk about the series and ask her for acting advice.
CTS: Tell us about your new role on the CW’s Hart of Dixie. What can we look forward to?
AR: My character is Lynly Hayes, cousin to mayor Lavon Hayes from Houston Texas. I come to Bluebell in search of mending a broken heart but while I’m there I stir up some trouble in the process. You can look forward to experiencing Lynly’s outspoken demanding nature masking a vulnerable wounded soul. She is super sassy, fun and a free spirit.
CTS: You play alongside Rachel Bilson and Jaime King. What’s it like to work with the rest of the cast? Do you have time to hang out together outside of filming?
AR: Rachel and Jamie are really nice and they made me feel really welcomed. The whole cast is like a big family, I couldn’t have wished for a better team, they truly are warm and sweet people. We usually spend 10-14 hours a day together on set, usually everyone goes home to wind down. It’s a shame that I haven’t had any time hang out for the past few months, but I’m not complaining. I love every minute of it!!
‘Hart of Dixie’s’ Josh Cooke wears glass-free hipster frames
Zap2it: Is your character, New York City novelist Joel, causing trouble in BlueBell, Ala., for his new love, fellow transplanted New Yorker Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson)?
Josh Cooke: Sort of, but I think maybe not directly — maybe indirectly. Actually I caused a little trouble in Episode 3 for Zoe. She is a little hurricane, and Rachel is that way, too. I said to her the other day, “You make it so easy in scenes.” She’s so simple and easy.
Zap2it: You’re wearing the classic hipster glasses sported by many writer types. How do you like them?
Josh Cooke: I’ve never worn glasses before, but I kind of like these. I’m a fan of them. I figure, one day, if I need to wear them, I’m going to get them.
Zap2it: Did you know any of the cast before coming to “Hart of Dixie”?
Josh Cooke: Actually, Jaime King and I have worked together before. We did a little movie in Montana together a number of years ago, so it was great to see her yet again. And Rachel and I get along swimmingly well, very similar sense of humor.
Zap2it: What have you learned about your other co-stars?
Josh Cooke: I hear Scott Porter’s quite a beatboxer. Apparently he won “Star Search” at one point. He had a group of guys (that sang a cappella).
Zap2it: Did you know Wilson Bethel’s (Wade) mother, novelist Joyce Maynard, once lived with J.D. Salinger?
Josh Cooke: What? No, I’ll be asking about that. I had no idea.Source: Zap2it.Com
Aaaaaaaaaand we’re back! First a quick apology for the absence of updates (sorry!) and now on to the post:
Hart of Dixie 03×05 “How Do You Like Me Now?”
FITTING IN — Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is blissfully happy when she sees how well Joel (guest star Josh Cooke) is adjusting to BlueBell, until, she learns the townspeople might have a different opinion of him. Wanting to make things better, Zoe volunteers herself and Joel to chaperon the Go Girl Tween Adventure Camp, but when Joel refuses to go along, she is left to fix the the town’s perception on her own. After a rough start with Lynly (guest star Antoinette Robertson), George (Scott Porter) is pleasantly surprised when he learns they work well together. Meanwhile, Lavon (Cress Williams) is desperate to be part of the Gazebos of Alabama calendar, but when a crucial flower mistake jeopardizes his plan, Lavon begs Lemon (Jaime King) to help save the day. Wilson Bethel, Tim Matheson and Kaitlyn Black also star. David Paymer directed the episode written by Sarah Kucserka and Veronica West.
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“Hart of Dixie” fans congregated at the Alamo Drafthouse in early June for the second annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, TX, where they were treated to a Q&A session — moderated by “Vampire Diaries” actress Arielle Kebbel — with show creator Leila Gerstein and cast members Scott Porter and Wilson Bethel. Before the festival kicked off the Q&A session, audience members relived the Season 2 finale of The CW dramedy via an exclusive screening.
Zap2it.Com: ‘Hart of Dixie’ Season 3 premiere title and new characters revealed
Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) may have ended “Hart of Dixie” Season 2 in NYC, but she’s making her way back to Bluebell for Season 3 — thank goodness!
Not only will Zoe find herself back in Bluebell, the premiere, titled “Southern Comfort Zone,” will also introduce two new recurring characters, TVLine reports. Joel, a quintessential New York artist, passes through the charming southern town to get some inspiration for his latest book but finds that he may not want to leave so soon. Lynly, Lavon’s spoiled, cluless cousin, arrives to town in the hopes of mending her broken heart. But it turns out that she’s not as dumb as she lets everyone think. Who wants to bet these two are going to cause some trouble — romantically, of course — for our favorite Bluebell residents?
“Hart of Dixie” returns on an all-new night this fall on Monday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
TVShowsOnDVD.Com: Hart of Dixie – An Early Look at Front Package Art Arrives for ‘The Complete 2nd Season’
Last week Warner Home Video announced an October 15th DVD release for Hart of Dixie – The Complete 2nd Season. At the time we didn’t have artwork for this title, but now we’ve got the below look at the front of the box. Unfortunately this is an early look, and may not be finalized yet, so this could be subject to change. If it does, we’ll let you know. Until (and unless) that happens, we’re going with this for now.
According to the TV Guide Facebook Page, all new Season 3 episodes of Hart of Dixie will be back on its new night of Monday on October 7th, 2013. Let the countdown begin!
For the last couple weeks, the official Hart of Dixie Facebook page has been posting some behind the scenes photos including Lemon Breeland (Jaime King) and Annabeth Nass (Kaitlyn Black)! Check them out below.
During the (way too long) off-season, many of our favorite BlueBellians have other projects going on and BlueBell’s very own Tom Long (Ross Philips!) is one of them.
In the words of Lauren Mora, show executive producer (and star!):
Ross is in a new web-series called, “Misdirected,” about a girl (Freddie) suffering from amnesia who relies on her friends to reintroduce her to her life…though they’re not being entirely honest with her. Ross stars as Gerald, the co worker & friend who initiates the plan to get Freddie to remember “the important stuff.” The lies start to spiral out of control, however, as Freddie starts to suspect she’s been misdirected.
I watched the first episode last night and now I’m itching to catch up on the rest! Make sure to check out the episodes and more information at the Misdirected Website, or follow the adventure (or misadventure) on Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter.
It looks like our beloved mayor has finally found his true match…or at least the actor that plays him has! Wedding bells have really been ringing for the Hart of Dixie men in the last few months, first with Scott Porter getting married back in April and now Cress Williams tying the knot on June 15th. US Weekly has the wedding scoop, and some pictures too, featuring Cress, his bride Kristen Torrianni and Cress’ Hart of Dixie co-stars Scott Porter, Wilson Bethel and Kaitlyn Black.
We wish Cress and Kristen all the best and make sure to check out the article at US Weekly!
Model-turned-actress Jaime King has won our hearts with roles in movies like “White Chicks” and “Sin City,” and with her skills portraying Southern belle Lemon Breeland on the CW series “Hart of Dixie.”
Lucky for us, we were able to catch up with the blonde bombshell as she helped to kick off the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series “Show Your Genius” contest, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vidal Sassoon’s iconic bob haircut. In honor of this very important date, King sported a faux bob (and a gorgeous printed dress) as we talked her about bad dye jobs, what it takes to stand out on the red carpet and more.
You’ve tried just about every hair color to date — red, blonde, brunette. What’s your favorite?
Blonde is my go-to, for sure.
From all your years in the business, you must have some hair horror stories?
Yeah, the first time I tried to color my hair myself in Omaha, Nebraska and I turned it orange.
Oh no! How old were you?
13. Not cute.
Have you ever done anything crazy to your hair that you’ve actually liked?
Yeah, actually, talk about brand synergy. When I was 15 years old and modeling here in New York, I had seen a bunch of pictures of Vidal Sassoon haircuts. You know, they were asymmetrical and really wild. I wanted a bob really badly, but my hair was down to my waist and I didn’t want to commit to the full thing, so I had them chop the front into a bob, and keep the back long.
Do you have any celebrities that you look to for hair inspiration?
It’s weird, I feel like I look for inspiration from the past rather than what’s going on now. For instance, Vidal was the perfect kind of thing where I found a moment in time. It’s either been the ’60s or Brigitte Bardot in the ’50s, like her earlier haircuts. I’m more inspired by things of the past than modern-day women per se.
It seems like you land on our best-dressed list every week. What’s yourstyle mantra?
I avoid black as much as possible — you’ll probably only see me in like two black dresses.
And why is that?
Just because I feel like actors, they just go to black because it’s an easy thing to do, but I think it’s more glamorous and beautiful, even for everyday, to wear a pop of color. Also if I’m wearing something shorter, I won’t wear short sleeves, or a low-cut top — it’s all about balancing everything. Like if you’re going to do something that has more cleavage, then do a pantsuit with it. I feel like sometimes women think sexy is showing everything, and I’m the opposite, I think it’s just showing a little bit and having mystery — that’s really sexy.
It’s Friday night, you’re going out with some friends and you have no idea what to wear — what’s your go-to outfit?
A T by Alexander Wang satin slip dress with a leather moto jacket, like a lightweight leather moto jacket in case it’s cold. And a great pair of strappy heels. Easy, easy.
Are there any trend you are looking forward to wearing this summer?
Well it’s so funny, all the stuff that’s really on-trend is actually fall. All the stuff I’m trying on, the sample stuff, is heavy, heavy stuff. I guess for me, it’s a totally different time because I’m expecting so I’m not really looking to trends per se, but I’m looking to say, ‘How can I keep my own voice and sense of style while being pregnant.’ And that’s really fun.
Speaking of maternity fashion, what do you think of Kate Middleton’s style? You must have an opinion, the girl is everywhere!
I think she is so elegant and so beautiful.
You’re very involved in the fashion scene, would you ever want to do your own line?
Oh, for sure. There’s an idea I’ve had that I would love to do that is clothing and basics. I’m all about a great basic and practicality — it’s always about having staples in your closet that are really well made and really beautiful, like the perfect sweater, the perfect cardigan, the perfect dress. I would love to create a line of all the perfect necessities.
Ahhhh, the season finale is here and gone and wasn’t it all the sweeter knowing that Hart of Dixie will officially be back next season? If you’re looking for what others around the web thought about last night’s episode, check out this round round-up of reviews and episode recaps. All links will most likely contain spoilers about the episode!
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