Hart of Dixie Cast Dishes on New Show

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Rachel Bilson knows why most CW fans are excited for her comeback this fall on Hart of Dixie.

While grateful for the role of Summer Roberts, of course, the actress also wants to differentiate Zoe Hart from that OC character. She told AOL TV about that challenge:

"Summer was definitely her own entity... I tried to stay away from the 'ew,' that was sort of Summer's trademark. I decided to do it with a different inflection on the word."

Jaime King, meanwhile, portrays Zoe's nemesis on the series, Lemon Breeland.

"She is very steeped in her tradition and what her father wants - her father basically runs the town," King says. "Rachel Bilson's character comes in and falls in love with my fiance and I'm not having it. So its a very 'West Side Story,' in-your-face-battle between us and it's pretty hilarious."

That fiance would be George, played by Scott Porter.

The former Friday Night Lights and The Good Wife star describes his character as "lighthearted" and says:

"He loves where he lives; he loves Bluebell, Alabama. But there's an interesting element in the fact that he went away from home, got an Ivy league education, worked at a prestigious law firm in New York City an then came back home for reasons that we'll uncover later on."

Hart of Dixie premieres on September 26.

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Hart of Dixie Quotes

Zoe: What is our son gonna think? That he can shirk all his grown up responsibilities by batting his lashes and getting some woman to do it for him?
Wade: Well it is the Kinsella way.

Do you have any idea what it was like to grow up without a mother? Sometimes I would pretend that you were dead so I didn't have to live with the fact that you chose to leave us.


Hart of Dixie Music

  Song Artist
Song Hold On Wilson Phillips iTunes
Good girls go bad Good Girls Go Bad Cobra Starship iTunes
Susanna Susanna Trickbag iTunes