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Vixen Chat: 'Hart of Dixie' Actress Antoinette Robertson

Antoinette RobertsonWho would have ever thought that a chemistry grad from Stony Brook University would become the new breakout star on the CW hit show Hart of Dixie? Not Antoinette Robertson, but after taking a theater class as an elective, she developed a passionate hunger for acting, and like the cliche goes, the rest was history. The Bronx native who was raised in Jamaica, is not only intoxicatingly talented and a woman of God, but she's so humble, you can't help but wishes she was your BFF.

The actress, who plays a spoiled, troublemaker, Lynly—dished on her character and co-star Jaime King and Rachel Bilson.

"They are amazing and so nice. It's crazy how they can memorize their lines on a whim, so easily and effortlessly." The pros even gave her some acting tips. "They told me not to worry because everyone forgets their lines." On being Lynly, Antoinette created her own backstory for the character and even got some personal inspiration. "I knew someone who could basically get her way with everyone and used her as my muse. I had a lot of fun in the audition, playing some many different sides."

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Always an advocate for giving back, she admits that Antoinette developed it from her mother who owns a nursing home in Jamaica, that treats people with alsemizers like her grandfather. "My mom is my mentor because she took something she was passionate about and made a difference. I love to give back to my community. Being blessed so much I have to give back in some way. I don't give my clothes to salvation army—I send them back home to Jamaica, especially to the church because Jamaica is a third world country and they don't have the resources that we have."

Besides being a Good Samaritan—the beauty who once modeled for the Dark and Lovely hair brand and was featured in a McDonalds commercial confessed that between filming for Hart of Dixie and the gym, she has no social life. "I don't know that I have a personal life at the moment. Between going to gym, my daily phone calls to my mom, church, and trying to stay on top of my lines, there is no social life." Still, Antoinette admits that she tries to find time to hang with her girls and have become somewhat of the outdoorsy type (I mean she does live in LA.) "I go to karaoke with my friends and I love the beach. I actually started to hike, it's fun."

Antoinette RobertsonAntoinette is quite an inspirational speaker as well. Antoinette lives by this advice: "luck is opportunity meets perspiration. You have to constantly stay ready and take every opportunity." She confessed that her courage to not let fear come in the way of her dreams was by far her greatest accomplishment. "Allowing myself to be brave by doing something that wasn't guaranteed and pursuing my happiness was my greatest success. Believe that you can do something and it will happen. Windows were where walls once was. It took a while, but doors flew open."

A lover of the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, Antoinette admits that the biggest hurdle about being an actress was not knowing if she was good enough. "In the beginning, not knowing the reason why you weren't pick and not getting any affirmation was my biggest struggle. It makes you question your worth but there's a lot of politics going into play, sometimes it's not about you." Still, her love for acting outweighs her fears and the struggles she faces as an actress—which is the driving force of why she acts. "You don't want get to a point where your miserable, so don't settle because you're afraid."

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